Alcohol analysis is performed in both blood and urine.
January 1, 2008 - Alcohol Policy Click to read Policy Statement (required)
Go to the breath alcohol DCI site, https://breathalcohol.iowa.gov Do a search of your name in the officer training records – you will see here if you were trained.
Two results (grams/57mL) (grams/67mL) are reported when the urine sample is a first or random void. One result (grams/67mL) is reported when the urine sample is a 2nd void. Due to potential for production of alcohol post collections, urine sample storage (1% NaF) is critical.
- The laboratory tests for inhalants in both blood and urine.
- Inhalant testing for urine cases should be requested in the case comments section upon submission.
- The biological sample can be placed in any type of evidence container (bottle or gray topped tube).
- The most common inhalant the laboratory detects and reports out is Difluoroethane.
- Some examples of inhalants the laboratory detects are: *Sevoflurane, Methanol, Toluene & Acetone.
*Sevoflurane is an anesthetic and may be given to a subject by medical personnel.
- Inhalants detected on a person’s breath may cause an “INTERFERENCE DETECTED” response from the DataMaster.
Approved Blood and Urine Kits:
- Tri-Tech @ 1-800-438-7884
UC-1 (one bottle)
BA-2 (two tubes)
PM-3 (one bottle & two tubes)
- Forensic Source @ 1-800-852-0300
#3010 - (one bottle)
#BU-3 - (one bottle & two tubes)
- Lynn Peavy @ 1-800-255-6499
#03905 or equivalent
- Arrowheads Forensics @ 1-800-953-3274
A-BAU-10 (one bottle & two tubes)
A-USCK-10 (one bottle)
A-BAS-10 (two tubes)
- Drugsmart containers or equivalent
(For drug analysis only)
- Other kits that would be equivalent to the kits mentioned above.