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How long after drinking are blood alcohol tests accurate

A member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Passing an alcohol: Test is the very least of your problems. Alcohol is metabolized in the liver, and sweating and urinating remove only a very tiny amount. We metabolize... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Depends: On how much you were drinking, how long it was since you had your last drink, and to some extent your tolerance to alcohol and your size. If your alco... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Alcohol and meds: It may prove to stay in your system longer, but not raise the levels over all.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I can not provide a: Direct answer to your question. Per drugs.Com there is postential for interaction 'can alter the effects of nortriptyline and cause increased side eff... Read More
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Should not mix.: Nortriptyline will not raise blood alcohol level; but in my experience, alcohol keeps antidepressant medications from providing desired benefits and i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Alcohol=sugar: Alcohol is the same as sugar in your body. After consuming any type of sugar, your body produces insulin, the storage hormone of sugar/carbs, to proc... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How was the sample: Preserved? Five weeks is generally too long to store whole blood and it will deteriorate. Was it for medical testing or for legal reasons? If it was l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
It goes up the more: you drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
No it can not: No Blood Alcohol test can not detect Diabetes
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Blood alcohol: Blood alcohol level is more accurate
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: Blood alcohol tests examined for alcohol. Urine test looks for a metabolite, ethyl glucronide and may be positive for up to five days.