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Question by  OJG (18)

Does alcohol show up on a urinalysis?


Answer by  patti (29325)

Alcohol is detectable in the urine if that's what the test is looking for. It isn't the best test, however, because it doesn't correlate with alcohol blood levels.


Answer by  lwat (27)

Alcohol will show up on a urinalysis only if the alcohol was consumed within the past 24 hours. If the alcohol was not consumed within a 24 hour period it will have already passed through the digestive system and been excreted.


Answer by  Loyola (378)

Yes the metabolites (end products the kidney has filtered) can show up in the urine for 3 to 5 days after consuming alcohol. The urinalysis will reveal consumption of alcohol but cannot measure your exact alcohol blood level, since urine can accumulate for many hours before and after you drink.


Answer by  jpp (84)

Urine testing for alcohol consumption is accurate. an Etg or ethyl glucuronide test is used in urinalysis to detect alcohol since Etg is a direct metabolite of alcohol. Etg urine test can determine alcohol consumption up to 80 hrs ago.


Answer by  exoticoption (52)

It is possible for it to show up depending on how recently you just drink. Alcohol leaves your body hourly in portions. Half pint of beer is one unit.


Answer by  laura7373 (409)

Oh course alcohol shows up in the urine that is why a ua is done for people that are on drugs or drinking and driving . It is a way to test


Answer by  Anonymous

No but that doesn't mean to go to the test drunk. .

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