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Please excuse my for not understanding, but I had a test and

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hi, please excuse my for not understanding , but I had a test and my cdt level is 3%, I only hav a drink on occations being a pint of Guinness, I am now bein labeld as drink dependant, I had 1 pint 8 days before my test, why would this be a fail , thankyou
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no doctor yet since test, meds I'm on are ;amlodipine 5ml, spiromax, for copd
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: meds I'm on are amlopipine 5 ml, and spiromax 9mcg, for copd, no known allergies,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: none
Submitted: 1 day ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 1 day ago.

I understand the frustration with that test. But it's based off of a general value and so if it's above 2.5% then usually it indicates excess alcohol use. It may not be accurate, for some, especially of asian descent the value will be high even though they don't drink much alcohol.

Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 1 day ago.

It doesn't test when you had your last drink but how frequently you drink.

The more frequently you drink the more that enzyme which is tested for is affected.

Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 1 day ago.

None of the medications you take should affect the test. It could just be that your body is ultra sensitive to alcohol and so even a little bit of alcohol is metabolized aggressively giving you the higher value.

Hope the information helped.

What questions do you have for me?

Customer: replied 1 day ago.
thankyou for your time, answers, it has helped me to understand, looks like a dry xmas , thankyou
Expert:  Mohammad Ashori replied 1 day ago.

You are welcome.

Hope it will still be a fun xmas.