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A 17-year-old female asked:

I drank a week ago, and have a blood test today, will any alcohol show up in my test?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Caroline Capitano
Pain Management 27 years experience
Not alcohol: If you drank alcohol one week (7 days) ago there will not be any alcohol in a blood test. However regular drinking, heavy binge drinking with elevate certain liver enzymes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: It will all be eliminated or metabolized well before this timel
Dr. John Boe
Dr. John Boeanswered
Emergency Medicine 22 years experience
Very unlikely: Alcohol is metabolized by your body fairly rapidly - on the order of one mixed drink/beer per two hours. After a week it should be entirely out of your system. Unlike Canabis, there is nothing that lingers.

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