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How does the alcohol in your blood get into your exhaled breath when a cop tests you with a breathalyzer?

How does the alcohol in your blood get into your exhaled breath when a cop tests you with a breathalyzer?

Excreted by lungs: Many substances are excreted by the lungs, and alcohol is one of them. Many other volatile substances, such as ether and other anesthetics, are also excreted in breath. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the alcohol blood test and the breathalyzer?

What is the difference between the alcohol blood test and the breathalyzer?

None: Both are used to detect the amount of alcohol circulating in your body. The only difference is a breathalyzer does not require a blood sample and is a lot faster. ...Read more

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Does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

Does cirrhosis effect the outcome of a breathalyzer test after consuming alcohol?

Blood alcohol: Cirrhosis should not change this value, although it may alter the duration or persistence of alcohol in the blood. ...Read more

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I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

I'm male 170 lb. 5'9. How many hours do I wait to blow a zero on a breathalyzer test after drinking 8% alcohol beer...2large ones?

The average person: Metabolizes 1 standard drink per hour. It the drink is larger or stronger than usual more time would be required. You mat want to allow at least 4 hours to get to 0. ...Read more

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Can flagyl and/or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Why do you ask?: Your doctor must have told you not to drink while you're taking flagyl. It's quite dangerous. And while you're on "Cipro", both alcohol and caffeine are best avoided. They won't actually raise the level. If you failed a breathalyzer, you need both a good lawyer and an eagerness to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Can flagyl or ciprofloxacin in combination with alcohol cause a higher breathalyzer reading and/or cause cause alcohol to remain in your system longer?

Worse: You should not be taking alcohol while on such medication. Even without being on medication, alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, stay away from it. You may consult this site for the specific issue of flagyl and alcohol: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-7644/flagyl-oral/details/list-interaction-details/dmid-1361/dmtitle-metronidazole-tinidazole-ethyl-alcohol/intrtype-drug
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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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Is it possible for alcohol to be detected through a breathalyzer after 29 hours?

Is it possible for alcohol to be detected through a breathalyzer after 29 hours?

Possibly but only: If a person was virtually alcohol poisoned, and had a lousy liver in addition. Alcohol is metabolized at levels of about 10 mg/% per hour, so a very drunk naive drinker might be at 250 mg% when they pass out, it could take 25+ hours to metabolize it all. However, naive drinkers usually pass out below 200 mg%, and experienced drinkers metabolize alcohol faster, so it's an unlikely event. ...Read more

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A friend of mine drank about 7 1/2 shots of alcohol from 6pm until 9pm. She needs to take a breathalyzer at 8am. Will she pass? She is about 135lbs a

Depends: If that is her daily routine, she may have trained her liver to quickly metabolize alcohol. But chances are that she will not pass this test. ...Read more

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Since cirrhosis slows down the metabolism of alcohol, if alcohol was consumed would the breathalyzer reading be higher Than a "normal" person?

Since cirrhosis slows down the metabolism of alcohol, if alcohol was consumed would the breathalyzer reading be higher Than a "normal" person?

Possibly: Since alcohol is primarily metabolized by the liver, when the liver malfunctions because of cirrhosis this may result in higher blood alcohol levels than in people with normal livers. ...Read more

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I drank 8 beers and need to take a Breathalyzer in 24. will it detect any alcohol? I weigh 160lbs and drink beer regualry

I drank 8 beers and need to take a Breathalyzer in 24. will it detect any alcohol? I weigh 160lbs and drink beer regualry

You'll be fine: That's a lot of beer, though. You could probably get happy with a lot less, or maybe even just the good company. If you look at studies of how guys do with alcohol, if you have five or more drinks at one setting more than twice a month, you're headed for unhappiness. I'm glad you're still trim, and I'm thinking maybe you'd actually have more fun in the gym than the tavern. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can cause a high reading on a breathalyzer when no alcohol is involved in a confirmed alcoholic. Reading around. 36 or. 38.

Draw blood: If I knew I was alcohol-free and the police told me that i'd "blown". 36, i'd demand a blood draw for confirmation. You need a lawyer rather than a physician. I'm very glad you're committed to being sober. Be brave, surround yourself with good friends, and we'll get through this. ...Read more

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Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

Could a hemoglobin of 6.7 affect the absorption of alcohol (2 beers)? and subsequent breathalyzer making it seem like there was a higher consumption?

It could: Significant anemia can alter the partition coefficient of alcohol, which is more soluble in water than in the red cell component of blood, so if there is more water present - as in anemia - there can be a higher measured level of alcohol than actually may be present. This is usually fairly minor, so if you are talking about a DUI, it might mean a 10% difference or so. If you are anemic, DON'T DRINK ...Read more

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Can you clarify why some people take longer to get alcohol out of system, such as etg test? Why do some people test positive up to 80 hours?

Can you clarify why some people take longer to get alcohol out of system, such as etg test? Why do some people test positive up to 80 hours?

Genetics: We all have differences from each other due to genetics, including gender and nutrition. The rates at which various chemicals, including alcohol, are metabolized, vary among people and explains how long after the last drink etg may be detectable.
Alcohol is a poison and you should abstain.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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How long does alcohol stay in your urine for a drug test?

How long does alcohol stay in your urine for a drug test?

Upto 80 Hours: Upto 80 hours, though your liver function and water intake may affect it in different ways. If you have an addiction problem, please seek help for same asap rather than worrying about how to get a clean drug test. Life is too short to live it in the haze of addiction. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in my system for a saliva test?

How long does alcohol stay in my system for a saliva test?

Depends: Alcohol has an approximate detection time of 12-24 hrs, The detection time depends on the maximum level of blood alcohol content (BAC) which can vary. One serving of alcohol can be fully absorbed in the blood stream 30 min up to 2 hrs after intake. The body metabolizes aprox 0.25 oz per hour. The rate of metabolism depends on gender, size, weight, other food and drink. Account for test sensivity. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in a hair folicle test?

Alcohol Detection: For a very long time. That is the simple answer. Of course, it depends on how much one has been drinking, how long the hair is; etc.

You probably should assume that if your hair has not been cut since your last drink it will be positive. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in your system and how does a etg urine test work?

How long does alcohol stay in your system and how does a etg urine test work?

Generally an: Hour for every drink you drink. So if you don't have the time to wait in a safe place after drinking or use dd. The etg test can still be positive 3-5 days after intake because it tests for longer acting metabolites.
Be really careful, if you are trying to stay a step ahead of the law. Testing gets better quickly. A woman should only drink 1 drink/day, and only if your apo e is not a 3/4 or 4/4. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

How long does alcohol stay in hair? (Hair follicle test) And does frequency of use have an effect? I go out for a few drinks one day a week.

The hair test: Can give a "look back" up to 3 months! HOWEVER it is only of use for agencies/employers with ZERO tolerance for alcohol use. IT'S TOO SENSITIVE!!!!!
If you drink AT ALL and a potential EMPLOYER is requiring a PRE-PLACEMENT hair test FORGET ABOUT THAT JOB untillyou have had NO alcohol for 90 days!!!!!

MY opinion Only
Hope it helps!
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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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How long to make u&e blood test after alcohol?

How long to make u&e blood test after alcohol?

Alcohol metabolism: Alcohol has a linear (mostly) metabolism curve. This means that the length of time depends entirely on how much alcohol was consumed. Estimates from cultural experience may or may not apply in your case to the minute, but have been through the courts on many a case of suspected DUI. ...Read more

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How long will alcohol stay in your urine for drug test?

How long will alcohol stay in your urine for drug test?

80 hrs EtG: Some urine testing can detect a breakdown product of ethanol (the form of alcohol in beverages) called ethyl glucuronide (etg), which can remain detectable for up to 80 hours according to most sources. ...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

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After how long will alcohol, nicotine and drugs not show in drug test?

After how long will alcohol, nicotine and drugs not show in drug test?

Depends: Depends on the substance, your body, the amounts and frequency of use, etc. This question usually raises concern that the person asking has an addiction problem. If so, please seek help for same asap rather than worrying about how to get a clean drug test. Life is too short to live as a slave of substances. ...Read more