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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How does a urine alcohol test work? Is it acccurate?

How does a  urine alcohol test work? Is it acccurate?

Alcohol metabolite: The common alcohol urine test examines the urine for a metabolite of alcohol, ethyl glucronide. It can be detected up to five days after intake of alcohol, so called 80 hour test. It is accurate and may be too accurate in that the result may be positive for using alcohol gel for hand sanitation. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that would cause a urine alcohol test to be abnormally high?

Is there a condition that would cause a urine alcohol test to be abnormally high?

Ethyyl Glucuronide: Urine test for alcohol is so sensitive that it tcan give a false positive after any exposure to alcohol including alcohol from hand sanitizers, medications, cosmetics etc. Negative test is reliable. 90% of alcohol is broken down in the liver, rest comes out in urine, exhaled breath & sweat. Fructose ingestion increases alcohol metabolism & thus could result in a false high for alcohol metabolites. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

No: Blood alcohol tests examined for alcohol. Urine test looks for a metabolite, ethyl glucronide and may be positive for up to five days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

Different sources: Blood alcohol level is measured from your blood, urine alcohol level is from a urine test. ...Read more

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In urine alcohol tests, how much alcohol (bac) does it take to come out positive?

In urine alcohol tests, how much alcohol (bac) does it take to come out positive?

No connection: Ethyl glucuronide (etg) is a direct metabolite of beverage alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine may be used to detect recent alcohol consumption, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of etg in urine is a definitive indicator that alcohol was ingested. Key benefits of using etg test include: detects recent usage more accurately and for a longer period of time than st. ...Read more

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How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

Depends: The test itself can be done in less than one day. However the lab may not run the test everyday and there may be delays in transport of the specimen to the lab and in reporting the results. In general your doctor should get the results in 2-5 days. ...Read more

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What can cloudy urine mean?

What can cloudy urine mean?

Multiple things: Cloudy urine can mean several things such as infection, kidney stones, obstruction of urine, retention of urine, or possibly medication induced. A urological evaluation will sort out the etiology. ...Read more

Cloudy Urine (Definition)

Cloudy or murky urine is a sign of a urinary tract infection, which may also have an offensive smell. Murky urine may also be caused by the presence of bacteria, mucus, white blood cells or red blood cells, epithelial ...Read more