Medical Issues

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Pre-Analytic and Analytic Issues

Updated July, 2013

A. General and Neuropsychological

    1. Odor of Alcohol
    2. Over Age 40
    3. Obesity
    4. Overweight
    5. Fever/Elevated Temperature
    6. Medications
    7. Prescription Medications
    8. Pulmonary and Nasal Inhalers
    9. Deprivation Period
    10. Sleep Deprivation
    11. Depression
    12. Panic Attack
    13. Epilepsy
    14. Crying
    15. Pale Face
    16. Blood Loss
    17. Blood Questions
    18. Hospital Blood
    19. Urine Sampling
    20. Tiredness and Fatigue
    21. Cannabis or Marijuana
    22. Drug Recognition Evaluation
    23. Ambien Cases
    24. Incomplete Field Sobriety Test
    25. AOB For Breath Test Refusal
    26. False Positives
    27. Demeanor
    28. Bloodshot Eyes and Fatigue
    29. Minimum Volume Not Achieved – Refusal Cases
    30. Breath Spray
    31. Diet and Hypoglycemia
    32. Alphabet
    33. Gout
    34. Salting Out
    35. Two Minute Violation
    36. Attention Deficit Disorder

B. Head/Eyes/Ears

    1. Airbag Deployment
    2. Airbag Deployment with Blood in the Mouth
    3. Airbag Deployment and Refusal
    4. Bloodshot Eyes and Fatigue
    5. Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)
    6. Head Injury
    7. Decreased Hearing
    8. Sinusitis

C. Mouth

    1. Cold Sores
    2. Mouth Jewelry i.e. Tongue Rings
    3. Gingivitis
    4. Poor Dentition
    5. Recent Dental Work
    6. Dental Apparatus

D. Respiratory System or Air Passages and Lungs

    1. Sinusitis
    2. Cold or URI
    3. Bronchitis
    4. Asthma
    5. Otorhinolaryngologic
    6. Inhaler
    7. Emphysema
    8. Allergies
    9. Pneumonia
    10. Tolerance

E. Gastrointestinal

    1. Esophagitis
    2. GERD
    3. Obesity and GERD
    4. Hiatal Hernia
    5. Hiatal Hernia with Syncope
    6. Bariatric Surgery

F. Musculoskelatal System

    1. Fracture, Strains and Sprains

G. Podiatric Conditions (Feet and Ankles)

    1. Heel spurs
    2. Orthotics
    3. Improper footwear
    4. Bunions
    5. Sprained ankles

H. Endocrine Conditions (Glands)

  1. Thyroid disease
  2. Diabetes Mellitus