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Can a urine test detect alcohol

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Viraj Lakdawala
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Generally an : Hour for every drink you drink. So if you don't have the time to wait in a safe place after drinking or use dd.The etg test can still be positive 3-5 ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Test for what?: It depends on what is being tested for. Urine test for etg will be positive.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
1 drink per hour 48h: Nicotine is 48 hours but plan for 72 to be safe 1 oz of alcohol or one drink takes an hour to clear the system.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 46 years experience
Probably: Alcohol itself may be gone, however metabolites of alcohol are often tested for and can be present for 90hrs.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Mouthwash? : The blood test measures changes in your blood from exposure to alcohol. This could be from mouthwash, cough medicine, cleaning agents..etc.

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