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Dr. Aaron Love
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How long does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a blood and urine test?

Dr. Aaron Love
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
14 years in practice
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How long does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a blood and urine test?

1 drink per hour 48h: Nicotine is 48 hours but plan for 72 to be safe 1 oz of alcohol or one drink takes an hour to clear the system. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How long can alcohol be detected in the body by a urine and blood test?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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How long can alcohol be detected in the body by a urine and blood test?

Alcohol metabolite: A metabolite of alcohol, ethylglucoronide, can be detected in urine for upto five days after last drink. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hownlong does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a cbc blood test and a normal urine test?

Dr. Corey Clay
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Hownlong does alcohol and tobacco stay in the body for a cbc blood test and a normal urine test?

No matter: Normal urine test and CBC testing would be unaffected by alcohol/nicotine content. Furthermore, they will not show up on these tests. If you are being tested for alcohol or nicotine, then that is a different answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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Can alcohol cause blood in the urine?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
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Alcohol: Not in any common way. No.

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Will alcohol show up in urine if its not detected in your blood?

Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
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Alcohol: There's a theoretical possibility if you haven't urinated for a while. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Blood/urine test in 3 days.. Alcohol, what to do?

Dr. Evan Altman
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Blood/urine test in 3 days.. Alcohol, what to do?

UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (bal) via blood draw. However, there is a test for urine that looks for ethyl glucuronide (etg), which is a breakdown product of ethanol, and is specifically designed to determine if you've had alcohol in the last 80 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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A friend of mine drank alcohol for the first time 2 days ago, and she has a blood test tomorrow . Will anything show up on her blood or urine ?

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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A friend of mine drank alcohol for the first time 2 days ago, and she has a blood test tomorrow . Will anything show up on her blood or urine ?

Probably not.: Alcohol has a rapid half-life, meaning the body clears it quickly, provided that she didn't drink a fifth of hard liquor all at once. If she drank responsibly 2 days ago, the alcohol will have been cleared from her system already. ...Read more

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Dr. Rowena Desailly-chanson
Board Certified, Neurology
22 years in practice
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Please tell me, could alcohol that i drank yesterday show up on urine and blood tests?

Dr. Rowena Desailly-chanson
Board Certified, Neurology
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Please tell me, could alcohol that i drank yesterday show up on urine and blood tests?

Depending on level: It depends on how high the levels are, likely in the blood but not sure about urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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