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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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If i drank a fifth of starting drinking on friday and drank a fifth of vodka on sat and stopped at midnight how long would it how long would it stay in my system for a blood/alcohol test. I slept a lot sat and ate decent both days and went to work on sun

If i drank a fifth of starting drinking on friday and drank a fifth of vodka on sat and stopped at midnight how long would it how long would it stay in my system for a blood/alcohol test.  I slept a lot sat and ate decent both days and went to work on sun

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I was required to take a pth blood alcohol sample to determine whether i was drinking. How long after drinking does it take to get a negative?

I was required to take a pth blood alcohol sample to determine whether i was drinking.  How long after drinking does it take to get a negative?

Depends: On how much you were drinking, how long it was since you had your last drink, and to some extent your tolerance to alcohol and your size. If your alcohol level was 80 mg% (0.08 gms/dl), the legal limit, it would take an average drinker between 6-8 hours to metabolize it to zero. If you were at 160 mg%, it would take 14-18 hours, and if you were at 20 mg% (below legal limit), it would be 1-2 hours. ...Read more

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I had my last alcoholic drink 13 hours ago. I had to have a blood alcohol test at the hospital laboratory on the 13th hour. Will the alcohol show up?

I had my last alcoholic drink 13 hours ago.  I had to have a blood alcohol test at the hospital laboratory on the 13th hour.  Will the alcohol show up?

Probably yes: Alcohol has an approximate detection time of 12-24 hours in urine in routine tests. The detection time for alcohol depends upon the maximum level of blood alcohol content (bac) achieved and varies by individual. People who achieve intoxication of 0.10% bac are detectable about 8 hours after achieving that level. However, there are high sensitivity tests (etg) that can detect for days after. ...Read more

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If you drink while you are on nortriptyline can it raise your blood alcohol level?

If you drink while you are on nortriptyline can it raise your blood alcohol level?

I can not provide a: Direct answer to your question. Per drugs.Com there is postential for interaction 'can alter the effects of nortriptyline and cause increased side effects. Call the doctor if you experience uneven heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, vomiting, blurred vision, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling light-headed, and seizures.'. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between overeating and blood alcohol content? During drinking, do people eat more?

Alcohol=sugar: Alcohol is the same as sugar in your body. After consuming any type of sugar, your body produces insulin, the storage hormone of sugar/carbs, to process and store all of that fuel. So, the more you drink, the more Insulin your body must produce to handle this extra sugar fuel, so once you stop drinking, chances are, your body will have produced too much insulin, so you will eat to compensate. ...Read more

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If a blood alcohol test is taken, but the sample is not tested for 5 weeks, is the test still accurate? Can the sample deteriorate?

If a blood alcohol test is taken, but the sample is not tested for 5 weeks, is the test still accurate?  Can the sample deteriorate?

Labs and Liability: If a lab is testing a sample and reporting a result then it has significant liability if the sample is not appropriate for testing. I would bet that the sample tested is accurate if the lab is willing to report the results. ...Read more

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How long does it take after having one beer to have a negative blood alcohol test?

How long does it take after having one beer to have a negative blood alcohol test?

A short time: one beer will rarely raise the blood alcohol level to more than 10 mg percent (0.1 grams percent), and we metabolize that amount in about one hour. So two hours or so after drinking the alcohol level should be zero. However, there are other tests, like ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfide, which test alcohol metabolites and they can remain positive for 1-2 days, depending on the test used. ...Read more

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If i had 3 cups of vodka straight, how long will it take to leave my system? Will it show up in a blood alcohol test?

If i had 3 cups of vodka straight, how long will it take to leave my system? Will it show up in a blood alcohol test?

24-48 hours & YES!: 3 cups of vodka is about 24 shots - or 24 drinks and it takes roughly 1-2 hours for a drink to clear the averge persons body or longer for females. 3 cups of vodka at one time would most likely kill you or at least take you to the hospital with alcohol poisining & a pumping of your stomach. Don't do it! ...Read more

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