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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the test: If the test is for blood alcohol, 24 hours would suffice, however other blood and urine tests can detect alcohol intake for up to 10-12 days.
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 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Depends: Depending on which tests you're having and how much alcohol you drank, the results may be affected. This is especially true if you are having liver f ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the: Test concerned. Blood alcohol will dissipate in about 24 hours or less. Other changes in blood components, e.g. Carbohydrate deficient transferrin may ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unknown: although most alcohol is metabolized at an average rate of 1oz of alcohol per hour it depends on how much and when you last drank.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It's common. Tell your physician you were partying. If the enzymes are high, they'll be repeated after a time off alcohol.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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See below: Alcohol can raise your liver enzymes, making blood liver function tests falsely elevated. You should avoid alcohol while on Accutane anyway, as it can ... Read More

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