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Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Breathalyzer

Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this.
The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later.

In brief: Breathalyzer

Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this.
The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
ETG-ethyl glucurunate and ETS ethyl sulfate are metabolites that can last up to 80 hour depending on the amount of alocohol ingested. These are so sensitive -it can detect alcohol in certain handwashes as well
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

It is called ethylglucuronide but it can be positive even if one uses a handwash with alcohol in it.
Sometimes if one drinks enough, blood alcohol levels can remain detectable even after 24 hours.

In brief: Yes

It is called ethylglucuronide but it can be positive even if one uses a handwash with alcohol in it.
Sometimes if one drinks enough, blood alcohol levels can remain detectable even after 24 hours.
Dr. James Rotchford
Dr. James Rotchford
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