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can a urine test detect alcohol

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Metabolites of alcohol can be detected in urine up to 80 hour after drinking. The main metabolite is ethyl glucuronide, or etg.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcohol Detection: The simple answer is yes. New enzyme testing in urine means that alcohol may be detected for several days after use. Of course this also depends on ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Viraj Lakdawala
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably not: You should have metabolized all of those 2 beers by noon today.
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Depends..: A blood alcohol test measures the amount of alcohol (ethanol) in your body. Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured within minu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it can not: No Blood Alcohol test can not detect Diabetes
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but...: Urine test can be strongly suggestive of diabetes but not sufficient by yourself. You need symptoms and blood test to confirm diabetes. Nevertheless, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridiza ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy tests: The urine HCG test will pretty reliably be positive several days after the first day of the missed period. The blood pregnancy test can detect pregna ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohen
36 years experience Psychiatry
No basis for concern: Nothing in dayquil would be part of a standard urine drug screen. There is also nothing in dayquil that is of concern if it were detected. Decongesta ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Major
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : A urine test can not diagnose syphilis. You would need to get a blood test.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No: U need a glucose or multi-test strip to pick up diabetes. Done whenever you have a "routine" non-pregnancy urine test.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about?
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnancy Testing: A normal home pregnancy or in clinic urine test can detect pregnancy. But a normal ua done for other reasons does not test for pregnancy. You need the ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Urine drug test: It is usually 10 test panel 1amphetamines 2barbiturates 3benzodiazpines 4cananabinoids(thc) 5cocaine 6methadone 7methaquilone 8opiates(codeine ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No.: A hemoglobin test specifically measures hemoglobin. To look for drugs, you have to have a test specifically designed for that purpose.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Drug Test: This depends on the drug being tested for and the time elapsed since the last dose was taken.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scofield
32 years experience Diabetology
No: Hga1c is a blood test only. The only useful urine test in this setting is to look for the presence of glucose. Glucose is only seen in the urine if ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: A serum ( blood) pregnancy test can be (+) as early as 7- 10 days post conception since it can detect very low levels of the pregnancy hormone beta hc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
10 days.: Blood test HCG quantitative test can show pregnancy as early as 10 days of conception.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Drug testing: The key issue for sensitivity is the method of detection, and the physiology of the drug in the body. Many drugs are metabolized or excreted through t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Neither on screening tests or confirmatory tests. They are totally different chemicals that are unrelated, and tests do not confuse the two.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There is a blood test for the Herpes Virus.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No. But,: Urine infection test is urinalysis with added culture if urine has blood, white cells(pus cells), or bacteria. If there is infection in blood, this t ... Read More
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