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How long will alcohol show up in a urine test

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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

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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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
80 hrs EtG: Some urine testing can detect a breakdown product of ethanol (the form of alcohol in beverages) called ethyl glucuronide (etg), which can remain detec... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: Alcohol is entirely eliminated by our bodies within a few hours.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
No: 24 hour urine collection for protein excretion will quantify how much protein you are spilling in the urine, it will not mention anything about alcoho... Read More
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.
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.

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