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Can you drink alcohol before a blood test?

Can you drink alcohol before a blood test?

Not a good idea: Alcohol intake will affect some lab results and may make interpretation of the results problematic. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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How long should I not drink alcohol prior to blood test bloodwork?

How long should I not drink alcohol prior to blood test bloodwork?

Blood alcohol: If your blood test is for routine general check-up, your liver function tests might be elevated, so i suggest you refrain from drinking for several days...But again this depends on how heavy was your drinking before the test because you may have to abstain longer.. ...Read more

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How many days before can I drink alcohol before blood test?

Depends on the test: If the test is for blood alcohol, 24 hours would suffice, however other blood and urine tests can detect alcohol intake for up to 10-12 days. ...Read more

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If you drink alcohol the day before a blood test will it show up?

If you drink alcohol the day before a blood test will it show up?

Timing/volume: The 1/2 life or time required for 1/2 the alcohol to leave a normal system is about 4 hours. By 8 hrs 3/4 is gone, 12 hrs 7/8 is gone, etc.. The larger the volume or strength consumed the more likely it would be detected by a test if it were done. Any past damage to the liver would decrease the amount eliminated/hr. ...Read more

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Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

Can you drink diet pop before a fasting blood test?

NO: It will change the results. Fasting means fasting. Rinse your mouth out if you're dry. ...Read more

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Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

Should I not drink a sports drink before the blood test to give false results?

You're fine: Sports drinks do very little for you beyond replacing the water and electrolytes you lose from exercising, and they won't cause any misleading results that might affect the management of your health. ...Read more

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What happens if i drink alcohol before a blood test?

Bad idea: It would depend on the tests to be conducted. Some tests are affected by food and alcohol. Please discuss the matter with the doctor ordering the tests. ...Read more

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How long before a ua test do you have to stop drinking alcohol?

How long before a ua test do you have to stop drinking alcohol?

Ethyl glucoronide: A metabolite of alcohol can be detected for up to 80 hours or five days, after the last drink. ...Read more

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Do creatinine pills help for dilute specimen etg? Have not drank alcohol not cheating test I drink to many fluids such as coffee and water random test

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Do creatinine pills help for dilute specimen etg? Have not drank alcohol not cheating test I drink to many fluids such as coffee and water random test

What?: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events among your concerns are not clear enough to deduce a pertinent to-the-point answer. So please rewrite the question after reviewing the articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol before i fast for a blood test?

Liver Function: The alcohol you drink could possibly affect the results of your liver function tests. ...Read more

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Can you get a CBC test if you had alcohol the night before?

Can you get a CBC test if you had alcohol the night before?

Yes: A drink or two does not affect the cbc, however chronic use does depress the bone marrow and lowers blood cell counts, especially platelets. ...Read more