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    jwgoodin03 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 14, 2011, 06:12 AM
    Does the saliva swab ETG alcohol test show back to 80 hours like the Urine ETG test ?
    I heard when it's the oral swab it only tests back 12 to 24 hours for alcohol anyone know?
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    DrBill100 Posts: 3,241, Reputation: 502
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    Feb 14, 2011, 08:37 AM

    Saliva testing has a relatively short window of detection for alcohol. Some tests show as little as 6 hr. None above 24. Has no cutoff. Lacks standards for interpretation. Poorly researched to date.

    Another consideration. Mouthwash contains ethanol at a greater volume than most drinks (Listerine=26%).

    Saliva tests are looking for ethanol (similar to breathalyzer) and not for EtG, a longer lasting liver induced metabolite).
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    los1234 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 26, 2013, 09:55 AM
    What if you don't saturate the swab, you just put it in your mouthand it touches the sides a little?

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