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Doctor insights on: Blood Alcohol Results

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Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

Will drinking alcohol affect blood test results?

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. ...Read more

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Will alcohol consumption show up in my liver panel blood test results?

Will alcohol consumption show up in my liver panel blood test results?

Yes: Depending on the amount and chronicity of alcohol intake, there may be elevation of alt, ggt, cdt, and hdl, . ...Read more

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Can alcohol show up on blood pressure blood tests?

Can alcohol show up on blood pressure blood tests?

You're protected: Routine labs for hypertension are important. You won't be tested routinely for alcohol, even if your physician suspects you are drinking when you shouldn't be, without your permission. ...Read more

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High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

Recent use ?: In most states they require your sign off on a pre-authorization when/if they ever look for drugs. This is part of the self incrimination issue. In most testing they would not look during a routine health care visit as you describe. Since it requires additional personnel time and testing material it is not automatic. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up in blood test?

Does alcohol show up in blood test?

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. ...Read more

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How does drinking alcohol 10 hours prior to a fasting blood test alter the results?

How does drinking alcohol 10 hours prior to a fasting blood test alter the results?

Liver Function Tests: Your body can metabolize only so much alcohol every hour, so depending on the amount and chronicity of your drinking, it's your liver metabolism that is mostly affected. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Does alcohol show up on blood tests?

Depends: Alcohol itself can be detected in blood for a few hours after intake. A urine test for ethyl glcucoronide can be positive for up to five days. In chronic drinkers, cdt test may be positive for one to two weeks after chronic intake. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Does drinking alcohol 2 days before blood test alter the cholesterol?

Drinking alcohol: on a daily basis will affect the cholesterol profile, but it should not cause significant change if you drink once 2 days prior. The key is the continuous chronic nature of drinking. 1 glass of red/white wine daily may increase your good cholesterol (HDL) slightly while keeping your triglycerides and bad cholesterol a little lower. Chronic beer and liquor use will increase the total by a lot. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia affect blood alcohol tests? or BAC?

Does hypoglycemia affect blood alcohol tests? or BAC?

No: NO. Hypoglycemia can be associated with severe cirrhosis but this is usually in cases that are near end-stage ...Read more

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How much alcohol consumption will cause an "enlarged blood cell) test result?

How much alcohol consumption will cause an "enlarged blood cell) test result?

Macrocytosis: or large red blood cells, can be caused by excessive alcohol intake, even with normal levels of folic acid and B12. The mechanism whereby alcohol ingestion causes macrocytosis is unknown, but is though to be due to alcohol byproducts like acetaldehyde. The equivalent of 1 bottle of wine per day for 6 or more months can cause. Reverses after cessation of alcohol usually. ...Read more

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

Yes: Drinking the night before will affect liver enzyme levels and depending on the amount dehydration induced, can affect other lab results too. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Does drinking alcohol cause blood in urine?

Not usually: There is likely another explanation for blood in your urine and it is likely not due to drinking alcohol. See your doctor and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more

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What blood test results indicate fatty liver?

Liver ultrasound: Liver u/s or ct scan show fatty liver easily. You also usually see elevated liver enzymes- SGOT and sgpt. Usually is due to obesity, or heavy drinking, or even hepatitis. ...Read more