Self-Test for Breath Alcohol
What Affects the Test
No home test is 100% accurate. The results may not be helpful if you:
- Have trace amounts of alcohol left in your mouth from an alcoholic drink or even a mouthwash.
- Smoke. Do not smoke for 1 to 5 minutes before doing the test.
- Have had a drink within 30 minutes of performing the test. Your actual blood alcohol level may continue to rise after the test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 8, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference R. Steven Tharratt, MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology