A 38-year-old member asked:
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can you drink alcohol before a blood test?

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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.
Answered on Sep 22, 2020

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