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Doctor insights on: Urine Alcohol Testing Facts

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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

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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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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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 than st. ...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 every day 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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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

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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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I'm having an urodynamic testing done monday, doing a urine/drinking log for 3 days, can I drink alcohol; a beer or glass of wine tonight?

Go ahead: 12 oz of beer with normal alcohol content or a glass of wine will not interfere with your uds on monday. In fact, you could do the same sunday evening. Cheers. ...Read more

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Alcohol takes how long to leave your urine?

Alcohol and UAs: I tell my patients that with the new etg testing it can be a week or so. ...Read more

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Can you detect alcohol in you urine from a liquor base sauce?

Can you detect alcohol in you urine from a liquor base sauce?

No: Alcohol is metabolized (digested) in the liver and is not detected in the urine. Liquor or alcohol that you drink or eat in foods will not show up in urine. ...Read more

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Can alcohol be detected in a urine test?

Can alcohol be detected in a urine test?

Yes: Metabolites of alcohol can be detected in urine up to 80 hour after drinking. The main metabolite is ethyl glucuronide, or etg. ...Read more

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Will a urine test show alcohol after 48 hours?

Will a urine test show alcohol after 48 hours?

Alcohol Detection: The simple answer is yes. New enzyme testing in urine means that alcohol may be detected for several days after use. Of course this also depends on how much one has drunk and what your body's metabolism is like. But, forty-eight hours is most like to be too soon. ...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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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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What causes alcohol in a person's urine pt is on bacolfen 10mg tid and tramadolqid

Hello. : Hello. It is preferrable to test for alcohol with blood vice urine. The etg (ethyl glucuronide) urine alcohol test, is so sensitive that it will pick up both alcohol that was consummed and exposure to small amounts of alcohol (household and personal hygiene products). Thus, it can trigger false positives for alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in your your urine when being tested by chromatography?

How long does alcohol stay in your your urine when being tested by chromatography?

Alcoholism: Not one of the 50, 000 physicians here on health tap is interested in helping your prolong a situation where you are trying to beat an alcohol monitoring program. We believe in the solution of recovery; we believe in the health that comes in the fellowship of working with other alcoholics. Sobriety is not only possible it can be life saving. ...Read more

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How long does a 24 oz of malt liquor stay in your urine if it has an 11% alcohol vol?

How long does a 24 oz of malt liquor stay in your urine if it has an 11% alcohol vol?

Test it.: A lot depends on whether effectiveness of your kidneys and bladder. But you could need at least 10 hours. Even then there still could be trace amounts. To remove all doubt, by a test kit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to become undetectable in your urine? Does it depend on how much you drink/over how much time? General rule?

How long does it take for alcohol to become undetectable in your urine? Does it depend on how much you drink/over how much time? General rule?

Alcohol clearance : There are generally few factors on clearance of alcohol. 1. Quantity of consumption. 2. Height and weight 3. Gender: Women is less predictable in regard to alcohol clearance. 4. Medical problems. 5. Altitude 6. If you have eaten food or not with alcohol consumption... I hope I answered your question ...Read more

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Does alcohol leave body in urine? I know body needs to break down over time but does it leave in urine also? Thanks in advance for answers :)

Does alcohol leave body in urine? I know body needs to break down over time but does it leave in urine also? Thanks in advance for answers :)

Yes: At higher EtOH levels, about 5% of the total alcohol is excreted unchanged in the urine, where 90 % is slowly converted to aldehydes in the liver and excreted that way... ...Read more

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30 years old always dribble urine throughout day coffee and alcohol make it worse been like this years but dribble all the time no matter what?

30 years old always dribble urine throughout day coffee and alcohol make it worse been like this years but dribble all the time no matter what?

Gynecology: Many females have this trouble and often need medication to enhance the muscles in their pelvis to control the bladder and urethra better. Some even need surgery to do this. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in your urine for?

Urine & Alcohol: If you are talking about drug testing and urine then it all depends on the type of test. The newer tests, the measure the enzyme in your liver stimulated by alcohol you are talking about a week or so. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol stay in your urine? Jus wanna know

It : It usually dissapates within a few hours but some of its metabolites may be present for up to 80 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol leave your urine? And does it leave faster with sex? I'm healthy

How long does it take for alcohol leave your urine? And does it leave faster with sex? I'm healthy

Urine : Urine alcohol tests are not considered very reliable. Having sex does not reduce the level of alcohol in your urine. ...Read more

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Do regular doctors urine tests show alcohol?

Do regular doctors urine tests show alcohol?

UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (bal) via blood draw. However, there is a test for urine that looks for ethyl glucuronide (etg), which is a breakdown product of ethanol, and is specifically designed to determine if you've had alcohol in the last 80 hours. ...Read more