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Breath Alcohol Detection (Breathalyzers)

The leading-edge platforms we offer will help you accurately detect the presence of alcohol in any setting. Several brands of the best breathalyzers are available for any setting, including non-DOT and workplace DOT screening. Our breath analyzers are designed for high efficiency and productivity for in-office and mobile environments, including pre-employment, post-accident, random, or DOT-mandated alcohol testing.

Our menu of precision hand-held breath alcohol instruments include:

  • Alcohawk Pt500 and PT750 (DOT)
  • Alcovisor Jupiter and Mercury (DOT)
  • AlcoCheck FC300 (DOT)
  • AlcoCheck FC90
  • BACtrack Breathalyzer S80 Professional Series
  • Lifeloc Lifeguard Personal Breathalyzer

What is an Alcohol Screening Device (ASD)?

An Alcohol Screening Device (ASD) measures alcohol concentration in saliva or breath. ASDs that meet National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) specifications for precision and accuracy are placed on a Conforming Products List (CPL) for Alcohol Screening Devices. The CPL of Alcohol Screening Devices currently includes disposable saliva and breath alcohol tests, and several battery-operated breath alcohol testers.

The accuracy standards for ASDs are not as strict as that of EBTs (Evidential Breath Testers) and most are not capable of printing results. DOT regulations state that ASDs may only be used as a screening test. If the alcohol level is equal to or greater than 0.020 grams per 210 litres of breath, a confirmation test must be conducted with an Evidential Breath Tester (EBT) by a certified Screening Test Technician (STT) or a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT). A comprehensive list of Alcohol Screening Devices (ASD’s) and Evidential Breath Testers (EBT’s) may be found by clicking here: Approved Evidential Breath Measurement Devices.

Evidential Breath Testing (EBT):

An evidential breath testing (EBT) device can measure the alcohol level of a person through their breath. The concentration of alcohol in the breath is directly correlated to the concentration of alcohol in the blood, and these devices can effectively determine these levels. The designations of these devices were determined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and are listed in the Conforming Products List (CPL) found here: Approved Evidential Breath Measurement Devices.

EBT’s that are approved by the DOT are generally accepted by the Canadian courts as an approved confirmatory device. These devices use either an infrared cell or a fuel cell, with the most common being fuel cell.

Per DOT regulations, an EBT must be able to:

  • Provide three copies of the result of each breath test
  • Assign a unique number to each successfully completed test
  • Print the name of the device along with its serial number and the time when the test was taken
  • Distinguish acetone from alcohol at a 0.02 alcohol concentration level
  • Test an air blank
  • Execute an external calibration check

DOT Training:

For your convenience, Spectrum MDX offers DOT web-based certification courses to perform regulated drug testing in Canada. DOT regulated urine specimen collections must be performed correctly and are an important part of employment and workplace screening programs. Courses are thorough covering all aspects of DOT rules and regulations and are fully DOT compliant.

Courses include:

  • DOT Certified Professional Specimen Collector (CPSC)
  • Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT)
  • Designated Employer Representative (DER)
  • Screening Test Technician (STT)
  • Supervisor Awareness Training (SAT)

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Breathalyzer Accessories

We ensure we offer the highest, most dependable products from the industry’s leading brands including AlcoSensor IV, Alcohawk, Alcovisor, Lifeloc, Draeger and more. Our breathalyzer accessories include:

  • Mouthpieces
  • Tamper evident tape
  • Printer paper
  • Dry gas cylinders

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Our Value Proposition:

  • Industry experts
  • Broad product menu
  • Health Canada licensed products
  • Full customization

Our knowledgeable team can assist you with developing and implementing your drug screening policy, with complete support including training and technical expertise.

We operate with strict compliance according to Health Canada regulations and we align our reputation and resources with ISO Certified companies. Our acquisition model prioritizes North American-made products.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Spectrum MDX can offer comprehensive solutions to suit any screening program. For more information about our workplace POCT screening products and services, please contact us today or call 1-866-287-2425.

Alcohawk PT500 (DOT)

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Alcomate Prestige (DOT)

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BACtrack Breathalyzer S80 Professional Series (DOT)

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Lifeloc Lifeguard Personal Breathalyzer (Non-DOT)

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