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Doctor insights on: Etg Alcohol Testing

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I just tested +for etg on a ua; I havent had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

I just tested +for etg on a ua;  I havent had any alcohol. I have a bad bladder infection and my UA showed very high ketones. Can this cause a false +?

See below: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) test is very sensitive and specific test and a strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3-5 days. UTI or high ketones will not cause a false positive EtG. Unintentional exposure from certain OTC medications, personal hygiene products (e.g. mouthwash, hand sanitizers) or foods prepared or flavored with alcohol can cause a "low level" positive test. ...Read more

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What is etg test. And how long is alcohol detectable?

What is etg test. And how long is alcohol detectable?

ETG Tests Alcohol: Some people claim that with this test it can be up to five to seven days. But, blood testing is even longer and hair testing is permanent until the hair is cut. Drug monitoring tests are getting more efficient and successful in catching those using substances. ...Read more

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ETG test - What personal care product ingredients need to be avoided so as to avoid incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products?

Read labels: There are many products with alcohol and you ought read labels of any thing you use or eat. Some items are: Hand gels, cough syrup, fragrances, and mouth wash. ...Read more

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DHEA-can it cause a +etg alcohol result?

No: but lots of other things can, including mouthwash and alcohol in liquid medications. Recently, it has been found that nurses who were using skin sanitizer, which is 63% alcohol, and rubbing their hands close to their face, were inhaling the vapor and this was enough to give them low positive EtG and EtS tests. ...Read more

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Can using products with grain alcohol test positive with etg test?

No: Etg is ethyl glocuronide. Grain alcohol is methyl alcohol. Please note that you should not be using methyl alcohol without proper protections as it has serious toxic effects. ...Read more