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Family law court alcohol testing

Family law court alcohol testing

If parental alcohol misuse is a concern and a child may be unsafe in its own home, care proceedings will be initiated. In cases such as these, alcohol testing is relied upon to help decision making. Understanding the pattern and extent of alcohol misuse can help...
What is an MCV test?

What is an MCV test?

An MCV test is one of the three tests that AlphaBiolabs uses to measure alcohol levels in blood. A liver function test (LFT) and carbohydrate deficient transferrin (CDT) analysis are the other two. The acronym MCV stands for mean corpuscular volume and refers to the...
Nail alcohol testing

Nail alcohol testing

The hair strand test for alcohol detection has stood the test of time and is considered the gold standard for assessing long-term alcohol misuse. But the relatively newer method of detecting alcohol in nails is gaining attention. The two techniques are similar in that...
Hair follicle alcohol test

Hair follicle alcohol test

Biological markers of alcohol consumption can be divided into two groups: direct and indirect markers. Direct markers, as their name implies, directly track the intake of alcohol and vary in their sensitivity and kinetics accordingly. These markers are only produced...
Help for children of alcoholics

Help for children of alcoholics

Children of alcoholics are six times as likely to witness domestic violence, three times as likely to consider suicide, and twice as likely to experience problems at school, according to the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa). The charity is...