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How long can alcohol be detected in your blood and urine?

Posted: 12/04/2010 7:50 PM

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In Response to: How long can alcohol be detected in your blood and urine?

It really depends on how much alcohol is consumed but I've read that it can take up to 3-4 days...less time with less amount

Posted: 12/04/2010 7:55 PM

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Yeah with a urine analysis, ETG test the metabolite enzyme that the liver produces when alcohol is consumed can be detected for up to 80 hours after the last drink.

Posted: 12/04/2010 8:18 PM

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Yes, actual alcohol will get out of your system at an approximately .015 BAC per hour. That is what doctors have agreed upon for a person with a functioning liver and thyroid system.

The difference in an ETG test  which is being used more commonly is a test that looks for a metabolite called ETG that is a metabolite  of ethanol (alcohol) being broken down by the liver. ETG can be detected for 3-4 days roughly 80 hours after the body has reached a BAC of 0.00. ETG is used for cases where there is a zero tolerance policy of drinking. Obviously the alcohol has left the system but this test can tell if a person has drank alcohol in the past 80 hours.

I also wonder like valerie what was your reasoning for asking this question?

Posted: 12/04/2010 10:54 PM

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 my understanding is that alcohol can be detected in urine 12-18 hours after drinking....hope this helps...got my answer from internet research while trying to find out info on my daughters drug test

Posted: 12/05/2010 6:33 AM

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