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What is the difference between the alcohol blood test and the breathalyzer?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 37 years experience
None: Both are used to detect the amount of alcohol circulating in your body. The only difference is a breathalyzer does not require a blood sample and is a lot faster.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there any blood test to test alcohol levels?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes. Alcohol level: Blood alcohol levels can check that.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does alcohol show up in blood test?

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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends: If the blood test is to test for alcohol, then yes. If it is for other reasons, no. The alcohol may affect other test results, but unless ordered specifically, the alcohol will not be reported.
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