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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and urine alcohol level?

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

Urine (Definition)

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


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How does a urine alcohol test work? Is it acccurate?

How does a urine alcohol test work? Is it acccurate?

Alcohol metabolite: The common alcohol urine test examines the urine for a metabolite of alcohol, ethyl glucronide. It can be detected up to five days after intake of alcohol, so called 80 hour test. It is accurate and may be too accurate in that the result may be positive for using alcohol gel for hand sanitation. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with urine alcohol tests? Same as blood alcohol?

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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In urine alcohol tests, how much alcohol (bac) does it take to come out positive?

In urine alcohol tests, how much alcohol (bac) does it take to come out positive?

No connection: Ethyl glucuronide (etg) is a direct metabolite of beverage alcohol (ethanol). Its presence in urine may be used to detect recent alcohol consumption, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of etg in urine is a definitive indicator that alcohol was ingested.

Key benefits of using etg test include:

detects recent usage more accurately and for a longer period of time than st. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that would cause a urine alcohol test to be abnormally high?

Is there a condition that would cause a urine alcohol test to be abnormally high?

Ethyyl Glucuronide: Urine test for alcohol is so sensitive that it tcan give a false positive after any exposure to alcohol including alcohol from hand sanitizers, medications, cosmetics etc. Negative test is reliable. 90% of alcohol is broken down in the liver, rest comes out in urine, exhaled breath & sweat. Fructose ingestion increases alcohol metabolism & thus could result in a false high for alcohol metabolites. ...Read more

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How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

How long does a urine alcohol test result take to come back from the lab?

Depends: The test itself can be done in less than one day. However the lab may not run the test everyday and there may be delays in transport of the specimen to the lab and in reporting the results. In general your doctor should get the results in 2-5 days. ...Read more

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If I drank 3 12% alcoholic beverages on Thursday stopping at 8:00 pm will I pass a urine alcohol test on Monday morning?

If I drank 3 12% alcoholic beverages on Thursday stopping at 8:00 pm will I pass a urine alcohol test on Monday morning?

See below: Urine test for ETG, can be positive for 80 hour after the last drink.
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. ...Read more

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Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

Can having hep c cause the level of alcohol in your urine to be higher than normal?

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

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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?

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?

2000/50: 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?
Two options:
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

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What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

What does a 150.3 blood alcohol level mean?

See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man (more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight) not allowing for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read more

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Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

Could someones blood alcohol level be manipulated by eating?

No: Alcohol is metabolized by the liver. Eating will not speed up this metabolism so the blood alcohol level can't be manipulated in this way. However, eating when drinking can help with the sick feeling you may get. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more

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How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

How is your blood alcohol level affected by the drinks you've had?

It goes up the more: You drink. Depending on gender and to some extent size, it goes up about 200 mg% (0.02) with each drink, also dependent on how quickly you drink, and whether it is on an empty stomach, as well as individual tolerance. About 4 drinks within one hour will result in a BAC of 80mg% (or 0.08 gms%). This can be higher in some people, especially if drinks are "chugged" - one after the other rapidly. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and your ethanol level?

What is the difference between your blood alcohol level and your ethanol level?

None - same thing: Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the chemical name for "beverage alcohol, " to distinguish it from other alcohols, like wood alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). There is a slight difference between the blood alcohol level and the serum alcohol level (about 10%), but they are almost the same thing too. ...Read more

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I had a cdt test yesterday but consumed 4 non alcoholic beers 7 days ago. I noticed today that the non alcoholic beer has a 0.5% alcohol level.

No problema: Even standard alcohol drinks, (1 shot = 1 beer = 1 glass of wine) should be metabolized in a healthy person at about 1 per hour. So seven very low or no alcohol beers 7 days of go should not be any kind of problem days later. ...Read more

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Can Valium increase blood alcohol level?

Can Valium increase blood alcohol level?

DANGEROUS MIX!!: The blood alcohol level will not increase with the combination of alcohol and valium but the sedative effects of each will increase and therein lies the danger. So you can definitely worsen the impairment especially with driving etc. The bac will not increase but the problems will including the possibility of death. Do not do this! ...Read more

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How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

Now 0.8%.: This legal limit varies by country and is typically blood alcohol content limit for the operation of a vehicle. In the United States, the legal limit can vary by state but for all states as of 2011 is 0.08% blood alcohol content as measured by a breath device, urinalysis or blood test. ...Read more

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How high does your blood alcohol level have to be to harm you?

How high does your blood alcohol level have to be to harm you?

Alcohol: Toxicity of alcohol is related to tolerance, learned by drinking rather than the blood alcohol level. ...Read more

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What percent blood alcohol level is normal after a few drinks?

Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more

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9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

What does "9" mean??: In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent). It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol level and blood alcohol concentration?

No difference: They are the same thing. It's the percent concentration of alcohol (mass weight) per volume of blood. It can be measured as mg per ml or grams per deciliter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

What is the difference between someone's blood alcohol level and breath alcohol level?

They are similar: Breath alcohol levels relate to blood alcohol levels. They are used because of the problems of getting ready access to blood alcohol levels - which is the gold standard for predicting effects from alcohol. ...Read more

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What will an alcohol level test show. If I don't drink any alcohol for a week will it be o. Does drinking further back show up? I go out a lot.

What will an alcohol level test show. If I don't drink any alcohol for a week will it be o. Does drinking further back show up? I go out a lot.

Depends on test: There is a urine test that looks for one (or both) of 2 substances - ethylglucuronide (etg) & ethyl sulfine (ets). These may stay positive for up to 3 days, depending on how much you drink. If it is a breath or blood test, it only measures what you were drinking in the last few hours. Safe limits of drinking are no more than 14/week in men, 7/week in women and elderly, and < 4 at 1 time. ...Read more

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Where is a blood alcohol level usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a blood alcohol level usually done? At a hospital?

Where labs are: A blood alcohol level is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arranged. This would include a doctor's office or clinic, lab, er, instant care, hospital, etc. Blood alcohol is usually checked in cases of car accidents, industrial accidents and where there is a question of impairment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blood alcohol content and blood alcohol level?

Likely none.: These terms appear to be interchangeable. There is a difference between blood alcohol content by mass and blood alcohol content by volume, since 1 ml blood equals 1.06 grams of blood. These measurements differ in this way in different parts of the world. ...Read more