Especially in child custody, abuse, divorce, or visitation cases, documented history of substance abuse or DUI convictions – or sudden changes in behavior indicating excessive alcohol or smoking consumption – may lead to required testing.
In a matter of hours, an Alcohol or Smoke Signature® test can identify and quantify consumption over time. Even if they haven’t been used in several days, the test can provide results that measure average consumption over time so that appropriate decisions can be made. This is possible due to the measurement of the exact level of DNA methylation – modification of a gene without changing the sequence – which quantifies smoking or alcohol consumption over long periods of time. The results can play a key part in the outcome of a legal case.
Based on test results, this information can also be used to help establish necessary addiction treatment plans and provides a fast and precise way to track improvement throughout the rehabilitation process.