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My daughter is in a custody case for her child. She has had

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My daughter is in a custody case for her child. She has had swab test for drughs and alcohol. She insist she has not drank any alcohol we cannot understand why these test are coming up positive. I use balsamico vinegar on cheese and tomotto and she recently started a cleaning company where she uses cleaning products like Lysol, Windex air fresheners ect. Can you help? We don't know what to do.
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

was the swab test of the inside of her cheek?

the saliva Alcohol Test must be brought to room temperature prior to opening the pouch

Failure to wait 15 minutes after placing food, drink, or other materials (including smoking) in the mouth before running the test can produce erroneous results due to possible contamination of the saliva by interfering substances.

The saliva Alcohol Test is highly sensitive to the presence of alcohol. Alcohol vapors in the air are sometimes detected by the saliva Alcohol Test. Alcohol vapors are present in many institutions and homes. Alcohol is a component in many household products such as disinfectant, deodorizers, perfumes, and glass cleaners. if the presence of alcohol vapors is suspected, the test should be performed in an area known to be free of vapors.

those cleaning products could be causing her to test positive.

if she uses a vaporizor or vaps, that could be positive.

The following substances may interfere with the saliva Alcohol Test when using samples other than saliva. The named substances do not normally appear in sufficient quantity in saliva to interfere with the test.

A. Agents which enhance color development

• Peroxidases • Strong oxidizers

B. Agents which inhibit color development

• Reducing agents: Ascorbic acid, Tannic acid, Pyrogallol, Mercaptans

and tosylates, oxalic acid, Uric Acid.

• Bilirubin • L-dopa • L-methyldopa • Methampyrone

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I need your Name and certifications and Linc. number as I need to use this in court
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have not yet received the information.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

we are not allowed to give our names and medical license numbers here

you can get this information online

is the information about salivary alcohol and drug testing.

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