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I had 3 shots of vodka Friday afternoon took an ETG test

Customer Question

I had 3 shots of vodka Friday afternoon took an ETG test Tuesday morning I always drink tons of water also because of my diuretics my urine was clear but it always is will I pass the test
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: They are testing for alcohol use
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 months ago.

Hi and welcome,

Alcohol stays in your body for upto 80 hours so if this much time passed before your test you can pass the test.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 11 months ago.

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Wish you good health.

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 11 months ago.


Alcohol does not stay in your body up to 80 hours.

It is out long before that.

ETG is the metabolite the test claims to measure up to 80 hours.

Although it claims up to 80 hours, studies have shown 25 to 50 hours.

You are well over the detection times established by testing.

You will pass the test.

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