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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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What happens if I was exposed to gas for a long period of time can it cause me to fail a blood alcohol test?

What happens if I was exposed to gas for a long period of time can it cause me to fail a blood alcohol test?

Don't know what: Type of gas you are referring to. Are you referring to inhalation of gasoline? From what I have read, heavy inhalation of gasoline fumes could impact a breathalyzer test reading. But I do not know if this is by a small amount or more. ...Read more

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How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

It goes up the more: You drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more

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What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more

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What is the relationship between the number of drinks you have and your blood alcohol content?

What is the relationship between the number of drinks you have and your blood alcohol content?

Not a linear one: It depends on the size and gender of the person. However, your brain function gets impaired with the first drink. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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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I am having bloodwork done, need to know how long they can detect blood alcohol levels?

That depends on how: Much you had to drink (& other variables). The median rate of bac is a drop of 15 milligrams per cent per hour. You will need to do the math. ...Read more

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Blood alcohol test for my probation how far does the test go back.

Blood alcohol test for my probation how far does the test go back.

Aprox. 2 days: Alcohol has an approximate detection time of 12-24 hours in urine. People who achieve a moderate level of intoxication (0.10% blood alcohol content - bac) are detectable about 8 hours after achieving that level. The interesting fact is that alcohol is absorbed into the blood relatively quickly and metabolized more slowly. ...Read more

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I have to take a peth blood alcohol test for court, will have been totally clean for the prior 16 days beforehand, will my peth levels have dropped?

PEth: PEth is a mid- to long-term biomarker measurable after consumption of approximately 200 grams of alcohol. An individual consuming 1 drink per day for 6-7 days will produce a positive result. PEth can be measured for 2-3 weeks following the most recent alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?

Can taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect the results of your blood alcohol content breathalyzer test.?

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Should not effect blood alcohol content. There aren't drug interactions btwn Lipitor (atorvastatin) & alcohol. ...Read more

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Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test? I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test? I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

No, it doesn't: This is almost entirely fiction, based on one case of someone with a very unusual yeast species which was fermenting alcohol. But even if it was that, you are still responsible for driving while impaired. If your level was over 0.8, you were legally intoxicated (0.5 for those less than 21). If you did not feel intoxicated, it means you were tolerant and clearly have an alcohol problem get help! ...Read more

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What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

What happens with blood alcohol poisoning?

Not sure what you: Mean by "blood alcohol poisoning." We measure alcohol in the blood, but alcohol poisoning is essentially an overdose of alcohol, which results in unconsciousness, progressing sedation with the potential for vomiting and aspiration with pneumonia, and gradually increasing respiratory depression, which if severe and untreated can lead to death, or survival with brain damage and other complications. ...Read more

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What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man (more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight) not allowing for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read more

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Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

Does high blood sugar affect blood alcohol levels?

No, but: Drinking alcohol will affect blood sugars. For those with diabetes, a transient high blood sugar (because alcohol is sugar) may be followed by low blood sugar later. ...Read more

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Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

Does blood sugar levels affect blood alcohol levels?

The other way: Alcohol acutely will lower blood sugars by
inhibiting glucose release from your liver
and increasing inulin. ...Read more

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How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

How does our blood alcohol content diminish over time?

Ethanol clearance: There is wide variation in the metabolism of ethanol. The unhabituated drinker clears ethanol from the blood stream at an approximate rate of 15 to 20 mg/dL per hour. Patients with chronic ethanol abuse can clear ethanol at a rate of 25 to 35 mg/dL per hour, or even faster in some cases.

Euphoria and mild deficits in coordination, attention, and cognition are seen w/ BAC of 100 mg/dL. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

What are the effects of having a high blood alcohol content?

Alcohol intoxication: Signs and symptoms of acute ethanol intoxication vary with severity and can include slurred speech, nystagmus, disinhibited behavior, incoordination, unsteady gait, memory impairment, stupor, or coma.

Acute alcohol intoxication can also induce multiple metabolic derangements including hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia. ...Read more