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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have a question about drug testing and ketones. Would a diabetic person who has ketones or ketoacidosis test positive for alcohol drug test?
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Customer: Would a person with ketones test positive for alcohol if ketones were present at the time of a drug test? Is it possible that person didn't drink any alcohol, could the test indicate a false positive because of the ketones?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


to answer the question, no.

This will not cause a false positive in alcohol testing.

Regardless of any medical issues, it will not.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No, this would not cause a positive drug test.

However, some things that you use on a day to day basis could like hand sanitizer that has alcohol and mouth wash

Did you use any of those?

Expert:  Family Physician replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question:

Was this a urine, blood or breath test?

Was it a test for alcohol itself or EtG - a metabolite of alcohol?

Was there a delay in testing the specimen? Was the specimen stored at room temp?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it :)

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