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Does alcohol show up on blood tests

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Alcohol itself can be detected in blood for a few hours after intake. A urine test for ethyl glcucoronide can be positive for up to five days. In ch ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're protected: Routine labs for hypertension are important. You won't be tested routinely for alcohol, even if your physician suspects you are drinking when you shou ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: Only if it's specifically asked for. Not on routine testing.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: Alcohol dissipates from blood in a few hours or a day at best, but effects of alcohol may be detectable in the form of elevated liver enzymes, altered ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It has to be: Specifically ordered.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rowena Desailly-chanson
27 years experience Neurology
Depending on level: It depends on how high the levels are, likely in the blood but not sure about urine.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on what test is done and how often and how much did you drink in the previous 5-10 days. If it was only one episode, blood tests will not p ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Alcohol is used to cleanse the skin before taking blood for testing.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Check the following: Vitamin b12, folic acid, magnesium, phosphrus, hemogram (cbc), and comprehensive metabolic panel (includes kidney and liver functions and potassium an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: There are lab tests that can detect alcohol intake, one being test for carbohydrate deficient transferrin, others being elevations in liver enzymes an ... Read More

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