Breath Alcohol Testing
Breath alcohol testing (also known at BAT) is a common test used to determine if someone has consumed alcohol. This is often what police officers use during roadside alcohol screening checks and is a common test used within the Department of Transportation (DOT). We use DOT-approved devices and can assure the reading is reliable and accurate based on the circumstances we can control.
Our Industry-Leading Breathalyzer Tests
There are many advantages we offer when you test with us. This test is done by using a device, called a breathalyzer, that a person blows into through a disposable mouthpiece. We offer breath tests for homes and workplaces, and we can also perform these tests on the spot for you – just give us a call and we will deploy our mobile team. Further advantages of this process include:
- One Minute
Results should show up in one minute or less
- No Pain
But a lot of gain. Nothing is painful about a breath test for alcohol
- 12-24 hours
That’s the window of detection time for this test
- On The Spot
Because no blood or urine is collected, this test can be performed on the spot with no mess
Visit one of our Kansas City locations. Call us, walk-in, or schedule online.
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The breathalyzer device will pick up someone’s breath alcohol level (and indirectly estimate someone’s blood alcohol level) by analyzing the breath someone blows into the device.
When you drink alcohol, there are small molecules within it that quickly enter your body, and thus your bloodstream. These molecules are so small, it doesn’t take long for them to travel all over your body and make their way into your organs (in equal amounts) – including your lungs. This is why when you exhale from your lungs into a breathalyzer, it will pick up if you’ve been drinking or not.
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Be prepared for your drug test!
- Bring your Government Issued Picture ID
- Bring Drug Test Paperwork or Authorization
- Complete TSL Intake Form & HIPAA Disclosure
- Pay for your test on site
- Make sure you are hydrated if you are performing a Urine Test
- Expect to have your nail polish removed if getting a Nail Drug Test
- We do not need your prescription information but a Medical Review Officer
(MRO) may contact you after collection to verify your medications.
- For urine testing, plan on arriving 3 hours before we close (1 hr
minimum) to provide a cushion of time for a shy bladder situation.
- For hair testing, be sure to dry your hair completely before arriving.
- For nail testing, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water
before arriving. Also, artificial nails and polish must be removed.
What Are Your Hours?
- All Test Smartly Labs are open Monday through Friday, from 9am - 5pm
- The Overland Park Testing Center is also open from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays
Do We Need To Have An Appointment?
- No appointment is required to come into our labs, and all of our locations are on a walk-in basis. However, it is recommended you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing. If your situation requires special time considerations, please call us to determine if it would be better to arrange an appointment time.
Do I Need Doctors’ Orders For Testing?
- No doctors’ orders needed, we are a Direct-Access Testing Center. You are encouraged to consult your medical professional with your lab test results.
What’s The Turnaround Time For Lab Work?
- Average turnaround time is 2-5 business days depending on the complexity of the lab work. Most tests are available in 2-3 days.
Do You Need A List Of My Medications For A Drug Test?
- Per protocol, the lab techs are not allowed to receive or ask for your medications. A medical review officer or MRO, a licensed physician who specializes in toxicology, will call you and ask for your medications and your physician’s phone number if it’s detected in your sample during testing. The MRO will then call your physician to verify your medications.