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The CDT levels at that consumptions should be fine.
This will explain the testing and just how inaccurate it is. It takes a large amount of alcohol over a long time to show a positive result over the cut-off level.
"CDT detects chronic daily alcohol intake equivalent to 60g ethanol in non-alcoholic subjects in 3 out of 7 women (after 10 days) and 5 of 12 men (after 14/21 days). Furthermore they indicate, that CDT may detect 6 out of 7 women after 2 weeks and 8 of 12 men after 3 weeks, if consumption of alcohol is continued. Especially in women the sensitivity to detect an alcohol abuse is higher than previously described. Due to the known high specifity, CDT levels exceeding cut-offs strongly point at alcohol abuse eqivalent to at least 60g/day over the preceding 2 resp. 3 weeks. Otherwise there are non responders, so that even normal CDT-values cannot exclude alcohol abuse in this manner."
As long as you do not consume any more alcohol in large quantity until after the test you should be cleared.
Is it possible to get a CDT test through the NHS?
I'm sorry but I do not know since we are located in the US.
I think it should be possible but you may want to check out the website to research it:
To elucidate...I had 6 glasses of red wine about a month ago at a party. and 2 glasses of red wine 2 weeks ago at dinner. Should I abstain completely until the test?
Ok, the best bet is to abstain until after the test and given this is all you consumed the test should be under the cut-off level.
OK . I'll check out the NHS website.. I'm aware that you have been using CDT in the States for quite some time
Yes I'm just not aware of the NHS regulations.
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I think they are playing 'catch up' over here with CDT. My GP didn't know what it was!
Basically then, 2 weeks of no drink at all, which is absolutely no problem and my CDT should be under the cut off.
Yes that is correct.
Thanks Chris. I think that's answered my question.
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