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A 35-year-old female asked:

How will drinking alcohol during a 24 hr cortisol urine test affect the results? could it yield a higher or lower cortisol result with 5 drinks?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kakarala RAO
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Results can vary: If he is a chronic alcoholic the results could be minimal If the person is an acute alcolic the cartisol could be higher
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Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 46 years experience
24 hour cortisol: If chronic alcoholic, test will not be affected much but if drinking alcohol acutely test may be falsely elevated.
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Last updated Jul 13, 2018

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