- Best in Class Nail Alcohol Testing Services in India.
- Reasonable Price.
- Fastest turnaround times for timely reporting.
- Sample Collection all across India.
- Walk-in our Collection Centers or Order a Home-Collection of the sample.
- Sample analysis can give an overview of alcohol consumption for up to 12 months.
Foundation of Nail Alcohol Testing
Nails are a part of the human integumentary system and are comprised of keratin fibers. Just like the hair, nails also contain the alcohol metabolite EtG (Ethyl Glucuronide). Using nails for the alcoholism test can be a better option if the person to be tested can not be convinced to take a regular alcoholism test. The EtG serves as the alcohol biomarker for this test. The nails get this metabolite from the blood, and EtG gets trapped into the hardened Keratin fibers. Clippings of the nails from the root are used to do the Nail Alcohol Test and can reveal the history of alcohol consumption in a person for up to the past 12 months.
Why Nails for Alcohol Testing?
In a case where giving a hair sample is not ideal, nails of the finger or toe can be used to test for alcohol consumption. Such cases include a person concerned about the looks, doesn’t have enough hair, or cutting hair is prohibited by religion. Nail clippings are easy to get and hence are viable samples for alcohol testing. At DNA Forensics Laboratory Pvt. Ltd., we provide the best, most accurate, and reliable Nail Alcohol testing in India at reasonable price.
Sample Collection for Nail Alcohol Test
For a Nail Alcohol Test, if the nail length is 5 mm or more, then only a single nail clipping is sufficient for the test. If the nails are shorter, then it’s better to take the nail clippings from a few other fingers too. Both fingernails and toenails can be used, but never a mixture of both. For a conclusive result, 10 mg (approx.) of nail clippings are required.