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ALCOHOL ANALYSIS (BLOOD & URINE)

Alcohol analysis is performed in both blood and urine.


URINE

January 1, 2008 - Alcohol Policy Click to read Policy Statement (required)

Click here to view training video and then click here to fill-in the required statement and submit.

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.

Alcohol analysis samples MUST be in a gray stoppered tube with:

  • 100 mg of Sodium flouride
  • 20 mg of Potassium Oxalate or some other equivalent preservative

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 physiological variability, urine alcohol calculations tend to be rather conservative. Due to potential for production of alcohol post collections, urine sample storage (1% NaF) is critical.

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