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can you drink alcohol the night before a blood test

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Dr. Simon Hirschl
59 years experience Pathology
It might: Alcohol is metabolized by your body as sugar, and so a test for diabetes might be positive, of course depending on how much alcohol was consumed..

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A male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
SHOULD BE FINE: Unless it was a large quantity of alcohol it should be fine. Binge alcohol use will raise liver studies specificly GGT level. Push fluids water and c ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Will not affect: It will not cause any ill effect on your blood test for levels of meds you take
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Blood draw: This really depends on whether blood alcohol levels are also being tested.If the blood draw is only to look at the levels of the meds you take then al ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
It may: Depending on how much alcohol is consumed and which test is performed. Different methods for testing alcohol wi have different sensitivities and diffe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on what: test you are referring to.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bad idea: It would depend on the tests to be conducted. Some tests are affected by food and alcohol. Please discuss the matter with the doctor ordering the test ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You may have to...: ...deal with the consequences (insurance, work, recommendation for further testing, medical uncertainty) if your next-day lab results prove abnormal. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Best not to: It may skew some results.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood test & alcohol: Not a good idea.
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