Urine test for alcohol is the most practical method of testing how to demonstrate if alcohol consumption has occurred, reports claimed.
Alcohol may be detected in the urine for 1 to 2 hours longer than it is detected in the blood.
Determining whether there is any alcohol level in someone’s urinary system depends on a variety of factors, including how long before the test the person drank an alcoholic beverage, what they had to eat, their age, how much they weigh, what gender and how much total alcohol was consumed recently.
A general urinalysis for alcohol might detect its presence for approximately 48 hours after ingestion.
But, what if you accidentally ingested an alcohol-based mouth washed? Will it still yield a positive result?
Alcohol-based mouthwash, vanilla extract, and other over the counter drugs that contains alcohol have the capability of producing over 100 ng/mL EtG concentration. BUT, if the EtG finds more than 200-250 ng/mL or over 0.04% of ethanol present in your urine sample, then it is usually a strong indicator that the individual has consumed – alcohol.
On the other hand, in the case of an individual being under the alcohol abstinence program, then he/she would have already signed an agreement that disallows the use of products like mouthwash and OTC medicines which contain alcohol. So, even if the positive result is triggered by “incidental alcohol,” it would be proof of violation of the agreement.
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