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P18: Alcohol Test

Definition:

Indication of the presence of alcohol by test, type and result.

Element Attributes:
Subfield 1 - Test Status:
  • Test Not Given
  • Test Refused
  • Test Given
  • Unknown if Tested
Subfield 2 - Type of Test:
  • Blood
  • Breath
  • Urine
Subfield 3 - BAC Test Result:
  • Value
  • Pending
  • Unknown
  • Other
Rationale:

Alcohol remains the most prevalent drug involved in motor vehicle crashes. Capturing alcohol concentration whenever a driver or non-motorist is tested will provide an accurate assessment of the role of alcohol involvement. The type of test used to obtain the alcohol concentration also is important information to collect.