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Is It Possible To Get A False Positive Alcohol Reading If You Did Not Have Any Alcohol
Yes: If you are refering to urine tests that look for metabolites, it is possible but not likely. Could be excessive use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. One case i'm aware of is using vanilla extract in alcohol base put in coffee, though using it in cooking should get rid of alcohol. Possible using alcohol based mouthwash, should be avoided any way in someone with history of alcoholism. Nyquil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine Drug Testing: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi...can using hair products containing fruit extracts as well as the alochols used in hair products cause a false positive for etg alcohol tests?
Unless U drink UR: shampoo, you should not test positive for an alcohol test. That's when you're drinking alcoholic beverages, not using shampoo. So you are safe! Fruit extracts also don't cause a positive alcohol blood test too. Thank goodness! Or we'd have a huge public health crisis on our hands with personal care products. Safe to continue using your fruit extract shampoos. ...Read more
I work in a perfume factory, 40 hours a week. Will exposure to it daily cause a false positive on a alcohol blood test ? It spills all over me daily.
Can elderberry trigger a false positive on a UA? I am in recovery for alcohol and submit to regular drug/alcohol screening
Will over-the-counter medicine for tooth ache that has benzyl alcohol in it cause false positive on 80 hr test I take?
What causes a false positive on an EtG screening test? I have a weekly urinalysis that tested positive for alcohol this week but I did not drink, use any OTC medicine, or mouthwash.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Erythritol (sugar alcohol) in my protein shake result in false positive in my UA test (ETG/ETS)?
Can i take apple cider vinegar with mother in it ,while on the scram alcohol bracelet . Just got it put on don't want to get a positive reading.thanks?
You should not test positive with vinegar with mother.
Just follow the instructions your agent gave you and be compliant. ...Read more
I was recently told that I am allergic to all grains. Could it be a false positive reading due to a severe reaction I had to cashews a few weeks ago?
Can GI issues cause hypokalemia and false positive Chromogranin and vasoactive intestinal peptides ? One high reading one regular reading for both.
Can an ER cardiac monitor read a false positive of paired & multifocal pvc's? Is it sensitive enough to any movement that would cause that reading?
Is it possible to get a "false positive" for pseudonormalization on an Echo if everything else is perfectly fine on it?
Careful! What does: "perfectly fine" mean in an industry which calls the central +/- 2 Standard Deviations (central 95.%) of any human variable as "normal" or within "reference range". I strongly suggest gettin the video images, study them yourself, work at understanding differences between what you see & what is said about them, etc. Back to first question, complex issues commonly used to explain away inaccuracy. ...Read more
Yes: A contaminated sample or container, an expired strip for example. ...Read more
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