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A 44-year-old member asked:

Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could routine blood test results affected by drinking alcohol the night before?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too.

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