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How does it take for 1 beer to get out of your system?

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How long does it take for 1 beer to get out of your system?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 6 years ago.
I'm very sorry for the delay in answering your question. I was offline when you posted the question.

Alcohol is metabolized by the body at the rate of approximately 1 drink every 1 to 1 1/2 hours. While there is some variation in the time to metabolize alcohol, within a few hours your blood alcohol would be negative.

HOWEVER, there are tests such as EtG that can detect recent alcohol use for about 26 hours (although some reports suggest up to 3-4 days with heavier alcohol consumption).
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