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I drank two beers on Saturday I got swab tested on Monday will

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I drank two beers on Saturday I got swab tested on Monday will it be positive for alchohol
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.
I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.
In all likelihood you would be negative for alcohol.
Despite claims made on many websites of a detection period of "80 hours", the detection period for commercially available EtG tests is much shorter.
Here is an article published in 2007 which looked at the actual time till last detection and found that the tests were negative by 26 hours when using lower doses of alcohol.
http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/agm014v1
Beer has far less content of alcohol so two beers are likely to be metabolized in this duration and thus you would be negative.
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