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Dr. Leena Varughese
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ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?

ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients  that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?

Don't know of a list: but phenoxyethanol would not be on it in any case. Ethanol is NOT absorbed through intact skin, and in this product, the ethanol is complexed with a benzene ring that does not allow it to become free. Only alcohol containing mouthwashes that are swallowed, and skin sanitizers that are inhaled can cause positive ETGs. If a sensible cut-off (250-500 ng/ml) is used, this eliminates most of them. ...Read more

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TIf I have ingested some fermanted fruit and have to take a etg test Thursday will it turn out positive for alcohol?

TIf I have ingested some fermanted fruit and have to take a etg test Thursday will it turn out positive for alcohol?

No: You actually make a little bit of ethanol in your body. There's a cutoff point and you shouldn't get into troubles. ...Read more

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I take a etg test 2x a week.I tested positive for alcohol 1x a week for 3 weeks in a row.Gcms neg. Can cetearyl alcohol cause a positive on a etg test?

I take a etg test 2x a week.I tested positive for alcohol 1x a week for 3 weeks in a row.Gcms neg. Can cetearyl alcohol cause a positive on a etg test?

False positive ETG: Ethyl gluglucuronide (etg) is a breakdown product of ethyl alcohol. It is a good test used to confirm sobriety because it is present in urine much longer than ethanol. Although it is most sensitive for ethyl alcohol, the test can produce a positive result if sufficient amount of other alcohols are consumed/absorbed which are also broken down by the body into ethanol and then into etg. ...Read more

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Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

Will the sugar alcohol found in sugar free gums, sodas, sugar substitutes produce a false positive on an etg test?

No: There isn't anything in sugar substitutes that will cause the etg (ethyl glucuronide) test to show positive. However, because etg test measures products of metabolism of ethyl alcohol from any source, it is sensitive to small amounts of alcohol. It will detect ingestion or exposure to alcohol in mouthwash, cough syrup and other medicated syrups, and possibly even hand sanitizers. ...Read more

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Will i pass a etg test after not drinking for 80 hours?

Will i pass a etg test after not drinking for 80 hours?

EtG test: Probably not. However, the test is highly unreliable and is associated with so many false positives from so many common household products that a positive test cannot be considered proof of ethanol consumption due only to "drinking." imo, it should not be used to screen as proof of intentional alcohol consumption. See http://alcoholism.About.Com/od/work/a/etg.Htm. ...Read more

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It has been 48 hours since my last drink..can i pass my etg test with the help of detox pills?

It has been 48 hours since my last drink..can i pass my etg test with the help of detox pills?

Alcohol: Whether you pass your test or not depends on how much you had to drink and how quickly your body can process the alcohol. The bigger question is if you are being tested why are you still drinking? Are you in a program to help as you clearly have a problem? If you pass this time, you are going to get caught, it always happens. Go to AA, get some help, take it day by day. ...Read more

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I had 3 6oz glasses of wine on ice over a 4 hour period and took an etg test 36 hours later with a 500 cut off. Would I pass?

I had 3 6oz glasses of wine on ice over a 4 hour period and took an etg test 36 hours later with a 500 cut off. Would I pass?

Most likely yes: The metabolism of alcohol is fairly straightforward and follows a pattern of zero order kinetics which means it disappears at a steady state over time. ...Read more

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Can i pass a ethyl glucuronide test in under five days after drinking?

Possibly: The test is considered scientifically unsupportable by most agencies, since it's very easy to get false positives. It is usually strongly positive only for a new hours in bodily fluids, but can persist for much longer in hair or nails. ...Read more

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