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Will I fail an ETG test after consuming isopropyl alcohol? I

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will I fail an ETG test after consuming isopropyl alcohol? I thought the ETG test only detected ethanol.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I ingested 30ml of 70& rubbing alcohol. I am under the impression that the ETG test only tested for ethanol.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

your ETG test will not be positive from 30ml of rubbing isopropyl alcohol.

you shouldn't be consuming this type of alcohol. it can be toxic and dangerous for you.

let me know if you have other questions.

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

Your ETG can be positive for many other reasons though

You can even have a positive ETG from mouthwash and hand sanitizer

So be careful with this stuff