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Is Alcohol Tested By The Level Of Creatinine Level In Your Urine
No: There must be a misunderstanding. I'm sorry for the confusion. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Will drinking alcohol the day before you do a 24 hour urine collection for cortisol and creatinine alter the results?
No: In moderation this should not be a problem. ...Read more
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Not generally: However, if hepatitis C is in its later stages where it is causing significant damage to the liver's ability to metabolize alcohol, alcohol levels may remain higher than they usually would be. But in most people, it will not make much of a difference. Very little alcohol is excreted in urine, particularly in experienced drinkers. What is now measured are metabolites like ethyl glucuronide (Et-G) ...Read more
Different sources: Blood alcohol level is measured from your blood, urine alcohol level is from a urine test. ...Read more
I had a urine test and it said I had a level of 2000, nitrates. Indicating alcohol use. What does this mean. It said that my level should be at 50?
KMack, I have no idea what your doctor is telling you - it is not making any sense. What was the reason you saw this doctor?
1: Go back to the doctor and have him explain to you what is happening.
2: Make an appointment to see a different doctor.
Please keep me posted - I have never experienced what your reported. ...Read more
How reliable is the alcohol urine test? What could make me test positive when I haven't drank? Probation said I tested positive and I haven't drank anything. I'm going to jail for this, possibly prison. I had a seizure the morning I took test and it took
Get a lawyer: The test is full of pitfalls. There are attorneys who focus on finding flaws and convincing courts that results should be thrown out. Good luck. ...Read more
I am getting urine tested tomorrow morning for an std test, if I was to drink alcohol tonight would that be okay or would it effect the test results?
No: The test looks for genetic material specific for the germs tested. It is not altered by an evening of social drinking. ...Read more
Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said I tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! The morning of the test, I had a seizure. Also, I'm hypoglycemic so I drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl
Most urine monitoring tests for alcohol are based upon detection of ethylglucuronide (etg), which reportedly reveals alcohol use up to three-and-a-half days from the time of the urine collection. It is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. However the test is controversial in that it may in fact, be too sensitive and led some to question the accuracy of the etg test with concern over the possibility of false positives
often individuals ingest alcohol innocently, this is called incidental alcohol exposure, from foods (including desserts) cooked with or containing alcoholic beverages, foods containing significant amounts of vanilla extract, wine vinegar, soy sauce, mouthwashes containing alcohol, over the counter medications including cough syrup, prescription drugs containing ethanol (caplets, elixirs, etc), â€œalcohol-freeâ€ beer and wine, skin exposure to ethanol where vapor can be inhaled, hand sanitizers containing high concentrations of ethanol, deodorant sprays, cosmetics, insecticides
substance abuse and mental health services administration's recommendation is: "currently, the use of an etg test in determining abstinence lacks sufficient proven specificity for use as primary or sole evidence that an individual prohibited from drinking, in a criminal justice or a regulatory compliance context, has truly been drinking. Legal or disciplinary action based solely on a positive etg. .. Is inappropriate and scientifically unsupportable at this time. These tests should currently be considered as potential valuable clinical tools, but their use in forensic settings is premature."
given that fermentation of orange juice or use of vanilla in the honey BUN may have contributed to the test result, I suspect that you will have grounds to question the validity of the test results. ...Read more
How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told I diluted. I am worrie
The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland.
If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more
No such thing: We don't publish a reference range as people would worry. The more muscle mass you have, the more creatinine you put out daily. The level in turn is also a function of how much water you drink -- whether the urine is concentrated or dilute. And there's no illness for which increased or decreased production is a marker. If you do find a published range, ignore it. ...Read more
My Creatinine urine level went from 73 to 20 in 4 mons BP high, 201/112 yesterday. Pluse 136. What can b wrong w/me. No med changes, should I worry?
Yes: You need medical care as soon as possible. ...Read more
Not much: Urine creatinine is concentrated with dehydration, but is always higher than blood creatinine except in severe kidney desease. The urine creatinine is much higher than blood in a normal state. The importance of urine creatinine is in the calculation of creatinine clearance and fractional excretions. This requires interpretation by your physician. ...Read more
Urine creatinine: Our corresondent is talking about urine creatinine. This may be high because the urine is concentrated (i.e., the person drank little water) or the person is well-muscled. It's not a cause of concern. ...Read more
No cause for concern: Usually it means you are well-muscled or just big. ...Read more
My aunt who lives in canada has a creatinine level of 151 and eGFR 33. And for the past two weeks has been passing blood with her urine.?
Low GFR: That is a very high creatinine level (not good) and a low GFR (not good either) + blood in the urine (not good). She needs to see a doctor (nephrologist if possible) to determine why this is happening (which could be many possibilities). Kidneys can be damaged very quickly for a variety of reasons, so hopefully your aunt will not delay getting a diagnosis! ...Read more
What can can cause creatinine levels to creatinine urine 200 a year ago. 64 now. Micro albumin 136 Micro albumin creatinine 211 before 1st 21 2nd 10
Get checked: See a nephrologistGet a more detailed answer ›
What can cause sudden higher levels of creatinine in urine 133. normal to doubling in less than 3 months. No protien or particles in urine. Not sick.
Why might I have a gfr reading of 78 and no albumin in my urine and normal creatinine levels in my urine? So it's unable to calculate an ACR.
High levels, not low: Levels, of albumin may be a marker for kidney problems. Your GFR is well within normal range. No albumin was detected in your urine. Urine ACR is the ratio between the concentration of albumin and creatinine in the urine. Since your urine albumin concentration is "zero", the ratio can't be calculated mathematically. The results of your tests are consistent with healthy kidneys. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Here are 2 causes:
Here are two possibilities:
1. You collected more than 24 hours' urine. This would most likely happen if you collected the first morning urine on both the starting and finishing day.
2. You have a large muscle mass. Creatinine is a muscle breakdown product, and people with large muscle mass excrete more creatinine in urine as a result. ...Read more
My urine creatinine was 20 when 4 months ago it was 73, my BUN level was 7. What could be causing this?
This means nothing: Urine creatinine varies with your hydration. You excrete a certain amount daily depending mostly on your muscle mass. Drink twice as much water, and you cut your creatinine in half. It's worth measuring only as a standard against which to compare other elements measured in your urine. A "low BUN" means nothing. You're not a kidney patient. I'm sorry no one explained this to you. ...Read more
I am having serious problems passing urine drug screens. My creatinine levels are constantly too low and the test is considered diluted. The highest level I have ever had is 86. All passing tests have normally and consistently been between 20 & 30. But I
The following links will provide you with some further insights regarding drug testing and "over-diluted" urine specimens: http://www. Norchemlab. Com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Creatinine.pdf
http://www. Verificationsinc. Com/newsletter/04272007/negativedilute. Html I hope this helps. ...Read more
Does not add up:
Creatinine is normally present in urine, microalbumin indicated glomerular leakage, sugar/glucose in urine mostly occurs in diabetes and wine is not present in the urine.
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.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Creatinine level is 3.9, leukocytes 3-5, erthrocytes 10-12 protein ++ in urine. Could it be my medications?
High creatinine: You should see a nephrologist to get answer to your question. Some medicines, of the advil (ibuprofen) class, can cause acute renal failure, which reverses once you stop taking them. Due to the presence of protein and blood in your urine, you need a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance and protein. You also need some blood work to see if you have diseases that can cause proteinuria, diabetes? ...Read more
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