U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old female asked:

I drank 3 beers about 33 hours ago and then drank 1 more beer 24 hrs ago. i had to take a urine analysis, will it show up positive for alcohol?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: If your last beer was 24 hours before your urinalysis, the alcohol should have been gone, assuming you were well-hydrated during this period. From now on, why not comply with your abstinence program? Anyone who pressures you to drink isn't your friend. You've got two health issues that make drinking a bad idea. And you won't have to worry.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 18, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.