Urine Alcohol Test For Work

Alcohol addiction has been for quite some time a major problem in specific communities and societies. Crimes related to alcoholism, health issues and depleting work efficiency are a few of the dangerous effects of alcoholism. Alcoholism not only has an effect on an individual's health it also has an effect on the economy of a particular country. There is an estimation from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol addiction that alcohol abuse has cost the United States of America around 0 billion plus a year. This includes crimes related to alcohol dependency and productivity dropped from illnesses and death associated with it.

A few of the health related issues that develop from too much alcohol abuse are liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Curing the different illness from alcohol dependency may cost an economy millions or billions of dollars in health insurance and medical care alone. The major effects of alcohol addiction like crimes related to It cost the economy a lot more. This is the reason treatment facilities funded by the federal government or by private groups offers no-cost rehabilitation and treatment for alcoholism. Somehow they are helping reduce the economic burden by rehabilitating alcohol dependents free of charge.

Productivity loss that develops from alcohol abuse can reduce the earnings of a certain company or business. This can be one of the effects from alcoholism where a company or businesses' earnings are significantly impeded due to having staff with alcoholism. Employees who have an illness from abusing liquor may also bring about productivity loss because of their absence from work or a reduction in their overall work performance. The quality of a company's services or products would significantly decrease therefore costing them lots of money and clients.

Alcohol dependency is strictly prohibited to authority figures who are on duty like law enforcement officers, military personnel and security officials. When bad choices are made due to alcohol abuse the outcome of such doesn't only cost money but the lives of the people they serve. For that reason, random screening for alcohol and narcotic substances are usually held for such authority figures to make sure that their particular decisions aren't impeded by being intoxicated with liquor or drugs.

Death toll in some countries has risen because of the effects of alcohol abuse like suicides, shootouts and domestic disturbances that end up badly. Highway accidents resulting in casualties are normally caused by drunk drivers or drivers who are under the influence of drugs. These are the more extreme alcohol addiction effects which may happen anywhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How long can a urine test detect alcohol?
    I've read many things regarding the rate of metabolizm for alcohol, but what i cannot find is how long after drinking will alcohol show up in a urine test? Not blood, or breath but urine. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      With some urine alcohol tests, alcohol can be detected up to around 48 hours after a person has ingested alcohol. With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however the presence of EtG in the urine demonstrates that ethanol alcohol was ingested within the past 3 or 4 days, or roughly 80 hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body.

      As a result, it can be determined that a urine alcohol test employing EtG is a more accurate indicator of the recent consumption of alcohol as opposed to simply measuring for the existence of ethanol alcohol (as is done many other urine alcohol tests).

      Let's use one of the above examples to further illustrate the ramifications of the EtG Urine Alcohol Test. As stated above, a person with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 will have no measurable alcohol in his or her bloodstream ten hours after the last drink.

      With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however, the presence of EtG in the urine reveals that ethanol alcohol was consumed within the past 80 hours or so which could mean many hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body.

      Hope this helps a bit.

  2. QUESTION:
    Random alcohol testing? How long can it be detected in urine?
    Let's say I go out and party on Friday or Saturday and have a few shots and 2 beers and then drink plenty of water Sunday, and then take a urine test on Monday...can anything be detected?

    • ANSWER:
      With some urine alcohol tests, alcohol can be detected up to around 48 hours after a person has ingested alcohol. With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however the presence of EtG in the urine demonstrates that ethanol alcohol was ingested within the past 3 or 4 days, or roughly 80 hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body. As a result, it can be determined that a urine alcohol test employing EtG is a more accurate indicator of the recent consumption of alcohol as opposed to simply measuring for the existence of ethanol alcohol (as is done many other urine alcohol tests).

      Let's use one of the above examples to further illustrate the ramifications of the EtG Urine Alcohol Test. As stated above, a person with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 will have no measurable alcohol in his or her bloodstream ten hours after the last drink. With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however, the presence of EtG in the urine reveals that ethanol alcohol was consumed within the past 80 hours or so which could mean many hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body.

  3. QUESTION:
    how long will alcohol show up in standard urine tests?

    • ANSWER:
      standard urine tests dont test for alcohol but there is a urine screen called an ETG, which is specifically for alcohol; usually given to people on probation for alcohol related offenses and sometimes (but kind of rarely) employment. For a ETG, it'll detect alcohol consumption up to the past 80 hours, it doesnt test for alcohol itself but enzymes in you're urine that are from alcohol after its been processed by your liver

  4. QUESTION:
    Urine tests?
    A friend of mine is on probation and is being asked to do a random urine test. He doesn't do drugs, but he had a few beers a few days ago and is freaking out. His test is Friday, is it possible that the alcohol could still show up?

    • ANSWER:
      Ethyl alcohol requires no digestion and after entering the stomach, passes through the gastrointestinal tract, entering the bloodstream via porous capillary walls. 20% of the alcohol is absorbed in the stomach and this absorption is influenced by:

      concentration of alcohol
      amount of alcohol
      the rate of consumption
      the amount of food in the stomach
      body weight
      gender
      body chemistry and emotions
      drinking history

      The alcohol leaving the stomach is further absorbed in the intestines and rapidly circulated to all parts of the body. Regardless of the amount consumed, the alcohol content of the human body rarely exceeds 0.6%. To carry a higher alcohol-to-blood ration will kill most people.

      Once the alcohol is in the blood stream, about 90% is converted to oxygen by a complex chemical process involving the liver and other organs. Essentially, the alcohol is broken down into acetaldehyde by the liver. The acetaldehyde is further broken down into acetic acid. Finally, the liver and specialized enzymes break the acetic acid down into water, carbon dioxide, heat and energy. The rate of detoxification is about one-third to one-fourth of an ounce of alcohol per hour...this rate is constant and usually cannot be altered. Coffee, cold showers, and walks around the block do nothing to speed the dissipation process.

      the alcohol in his system will have long since passed before the test.

  5. QUESTION:
    Will i pass the urine alcohol test?
    I went to a party w/ some friends and started drinking after 1 pm I drank around 3 1/2 beers and little bit of captain morgan and stopped drinking around 6 45, but the catch is that as soon I arrived home 9 30 they forced me to take a urine test the thing is I peed in it 10 ml and then filled it with water till the mark of 60 ml will I pass ir??
    It was made in a laboratory :/ im screwed aint i??

    • ANSWER:
      who did the test ? is it being done at the house some kind of home thing or getting sent out. because they text if done by someone Professional they will know its mostly water. there will still be some alcohol in it so you will not pass most likely will have some traces of the drinking.

      Edit pretty much i would think. but maybe you might get luckly and they had so many they won't look that hard.

  6. QUESTION:
    urine test?
    I have to go for a sports physical will they drug test my urine? and if so will they do can I get in trouble for drinking?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol is tested in Blood not urine. If you are still worried just don't be doing any drinking the week of your physical.

  7. QUESTION:
    Pass an alcohol urine test?
    I only drink on weekends usually (were i get tipsy). Tomorrow I have a pee test for drugs/alcohol. Drugs test will be fine, but the day before, i had 2 beers, tonight i only had one. Will I be fine for tomorrow? Its for a job at a hospital. It shouldn't be a big deal should it? Isnt it usually just to detect if your wasted?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol is rapidly metabolized and excreted from your body. Alcohol is also generally legal to consume, unless you are under 21. If all you had was one beer tonight, then there should be virtually no trace of it if you have to give the test tomorrow.

      If you haven't been taking illegal drugs (marijuana, prescription meds that aren't yours, etc), then you will be fine.

  8. QUESTION:
    will taking nyquill make a alcohol urine test come back positive?

    • ANSWER:
      Most alcohol tests only test teh BAC. A recommended dose will not show as intoxicating for most tests. If the test you are subject to requires less than a .04, beware anything over a single dose could trigger negative attention.

  9. QUESTION:
    Alcohol in urine tests?
    Hi, I have a urine test tomorrow, and I plan on drinkinq toniqht .
    Just wonderinq, how fast does alcohol qet out of your system ?

    The tests I receive are "PAIN (p160)" and "Ethyl Gluc(ETGS)" if that helps .
    Well, its not for a job. i have to take tests every week lol .
    but anyway, aren't there thinqs besides alcohol that would make you test positive ? because there are a lot of compounds similar to alcohol . Like sugar alcohols ..
    right ?

    • ANSWER:
      24 hours is the average. You will be fucked if you drink much tonight.

      If you want tp push it:

      They say the body breaks down an ounce of alcohol an hour. So...

      Find out how much straight alcohol is in what your drinking (It will be simple math once you have the proof or percent alcohol).

      For every ounce add an hour. And then to be safe, I'd say add 3 hours.

      Fortunately with alcohol there are no metabolites they can test for.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does alcohol give effects to Urine?
    Urine test, can detect whether we drink alcohol or not. How long after the drink? How many days?

    • ANSWER:
      EtG urine alcohol tests can detect alcohol in the urine up to 80 hours after the alcohol has been metabolized by an individual's liver.

  11. QUESTION:
    Urine Analysis testing?
    How long does alcohol remain in urine? Is a UA really a test for alochol or illegal drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      The metabolites of alcohol, EtG and EtS, are detectable in urine for 96 hours.

  12. QUESTION:
    Alcohol Urine Testing?
    My probation officer made me join an alcohol recovery program and we have random drug/ alcohol urine screens. Well, I went out and drank alcohol on Saturday night and I was drug screened on Tuesday around noon. Do you think there's a good possibility that they could tell that I drank on Saturday night but using an alcohol urine test?

    • ANSWER:
      the longest would be 72 hours they can detect it, so depending on your exercising/metablism and if you drank for more than 12 hours(whoooa) I went through that when I was younger. Also they probably test levels...so if its under a certain millilter its not considered positive

  13. QUESTION:
    alcohol and urine test?
    i had 1 1/2 beers (miller lite) at 7:30 pm. I weigh 144 lbs, female, and i had a urine test the next day at 9:00 a.m. will the alcohol show up in my urine?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer: Yes.

      Long answer: The alcohol itself will be gone but biochemical reactions from the alcohol will be present in your body for several days. The chemicals produced by these reactions are what most alcohol tests you seem to be describing look for. The only tests that look for actual alcohol are breathalyzers and urine analysis done by the cops to see if you're DUI/DWI or body temp and alcohol vapor tests done by anklets.

  14. QUESTION:
    urine testing for alcohol?
    I'm on a government alcohol testing program. How long would it take for a 6 pack of beer to leave my system? If I tested once a week, how many days should I stop drinking before the test? Plz answer each question seperately and Thnx for responding.

    • ANSWER:
      The alcohol itself will leave your system in a matter of hours, depending on how much you drink. For your average man, the liver can process an ounce of alcohol in on hour. So if you drink a six pack of beer (each can of beer has about 1 ounce of actual alcohol content) it would take approximately 6 hours to be alcohol free again.

      The catch is that you're not doing a breath test. You're doing an alcohol test. When you liver breaks down alcohol it creates toxins. These toxins can be traced for days. In fact so accurately, that they can get within the hour when you last had a drink. These kinds of urine tests are usually accurate for up to 72 hours - depending on how much you drank. Even a single shot of alcohol can be traced though. So its best to just not test the limits and stay dry until after this test.

  15. QUESTION:
    can i be fired/not hired for failing an alcohol urine test?
    I just started a new job and i have been working there for 2 weeks. They gave me an alcohol urine test on a monday and apartly these things test 1-5 days or more for heavy drinkers. I am a weekend drinker and don't know how this test will come out. Since I took the test i have been wondering if they can fire someone not for being drunk on the job but for being a drinker. I am over 21 so that is not the issue.
    i was sober the test looks at what i did in my off time
    no it doesn't say i am not allowed to drink
    i am not worried about anything else

    • ANSWER:
      The urine alcohol won't be positive unless you have a measurable amount of alcohol in your blood. In other words, if the urine alcohol is positive, you're under the influence of alcohol while working and that would be grounds to fire you. Even if your blood alcohol level is well below the legal limit, even a small amount of alcohol or its metabolites (i.e. "hangover") can affect your job performance. In certain types of jobs, such as airline pilot, this could be critical and therefore your employer has the right to expect complete sobriety on the job.

  16. QUESTION:
    alcohol urine test?
    Drank a 40oz friday night an 2 budlight can beers, drank some tequila saturday.night and 2 more.beers. today is wensday an i just got a call for a random ua. Will i pass? Female about 145 pounds, ?

    • ANSWER:
      you are 100% safe. Piss with confidence. Boten is correct. Also, a 5 panel drug test doesn't test for alcohol. Nor does a 7 panel. Pretty much all they are testing for is MJ, XTC, Cocaine, Opiates and Benzodiazepines (for example, Xanax) - They usually do a breath test for alcohol, but that's obviously clear within hours of drinking, so you're in the clear.

  17. QUESTION:
    about urine test?
    what if we drink an alcohol then we do a urine test using pregnancy tester to know whether we r pregnant or not.do u think that the kit will be negative because of the alcohol presence?and at the same time we r pregnant but we cannot detect it.is it possible?and how accurate is the pregnancy tester kit is?

    p/s: negative = not pregnant
    positive = pregnant

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you drink alcohol before taking a pregnancy test? It wouldn't affect the result of the test, but it could harm your baby!

  18. QUESTION:
    Will they piss test me for alcohol?
    Okay so I got a d.u.i. a couple of months ago & now I have to register for a d.u.i. course at a health center that gives treatments & what not. I don't think they will piss test me when I go in to register and get evaluated. Has anyone been in a similar situation where they were tested for alcohol more than 24 hours back. If I will be tested it will be about 48 hours from now & I don't plan on consuming any more alcohol. Do you think I will be okay? What about if part of my probation is NO ALCOHOL. Do you think they will piss test me more than 48 hours back for alcohol when I go to meet with my p.o. Of course they will test for THC, not really worried about that.. Thanks for your help :))

    • ANSWER:
      The EtG Urine Alcohol Test
      With some urine alcohol tests, alcohol can be detected up to around 48 hours after a person has ingested alcohol. With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however the presence of EtG in the urine demonstrates that ethanol alcohol was ingested within the past 3 or 4 days, or roughly 80 hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body.

      As a result, it can be determined that a urine alcohol test employing EtG is a more accurate indicator of the recent consumption of alcohol as opposed to simply measuring for the existence of ethanol alcohol (as is done many other urine alcohol tests).

      Let's use one of the above examples to further illustrate the ramifications of the EtG Urine Alcohol Test. As stated above, a person with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 will have no measurable alcohol in his or her bloodstream ten hours after the last drink.

      With the EtG Urine Alcohol Test, however, the presence of EtG in the urine reveals that ethanol alcohol was consumed within the past 80 hours or so which could mean many hours after the ethanol alcohol has been metabolized by the body.

      Think this through for a moment. No, the EtG Urine Alcohol Test cannot tell how much alcohol a person ingested, but it can, however, detect alcohol consumption after the alcohol has been metabolized by the person's body.

      The significance of this is that if the person, for instance, has stated that he or she has stopped drinking for any period of time, this test will show that they are not telling the truth.

  19. QUESTION:
    How long will alcohol be in my system for a drug test if...?
    How long will alcohol be in my system for a drug test issued by a school for sports if I drink 14 shots (just an example) and I'm looking for the worst case scenario, I've heard up to 3 days but what is the worst I would be looking at?

    • ANSWER:
      Standard alcohol urine testing detects alcohol use for Urine testing for 6-24 hours. Ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a direct metabolite of alcohol, offers an extended window for detecting consumption. Published studies differ on detection period, stating ranges from 80 hrs up to 5 days. This test requires expensive equipment to perform and is less widely used.

  20. QUESTION:
    urine alcohol test??
    I have to take a drug and alcohol test for my job that I am being offered. I don't drink too often, but I am a college student and like to have a few drinks with my friends. I had 3 drinks last night (Monday) and I am getting tested tomorrow (Wednesday). I don't do any drugs, so I know that will be negative. Do you think my alcohol test will come up positive?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend who got pissed drunk and in three days had an alcohol test. He passed. If your really unsure then just buy cranberry pills and take them today and tomorrow. You'll pass for sure. :)

  21. QUESTION:
    Urine tests for acohol???
    I have heard there are things you can eat or drink so alcohol will not show up in a urine test...Anyone know what these food or drink items are?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol will not show up in ANY urine test as it is......the body (your liver) filters it out....urine has urea in it and maybe some glucose but no alcohol....... check out WEBMD.com for details. That is why police use either breath tests - which provide air from the lungs OR blood tests - which provide alcohol in the blood stream.......never do they make you fill a cup.....not going to be any there.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you pass an alcohol urine test after a night of drinking?
    I am on probation and have a urine test today. I had 5 beers and 2 shots last night up until 1 in the morning. The test is at 7pm. Will it detect alcohol in my system?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you will pass and no, it won't detect any alcohol.
      Assuming the beer was 440ml cans at 5.0% apv (11 units) and the shots were 25ml at 40% apv (2 units), that works out at about 13 units. . (1 unit = 1 litre alcohol at 1% apv)
      Ignoring the first hour to allow digestion/absorption, the liver of an average healthy guy will break down the alcohol at a rate of 1 unit per hour. So your blood will be alcohol-free in 14 hours. By 3.00pm you will be all-clear with a blood test. A urine test is less sensitive so this would come back negative even sooner.

  23. QUESTION:
    I took a urine alcohol test and it came back positive for 500ng. What does this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      A nano gram is one billionth of a gram (10^-9). Positive means that some amount of the substance tested for was found. Putting these two together means that alcohol in the amount of 500 billionths of a gram was detected in the sample of urine. You can't tell BAC ( blood alcohol concentration) percentages without knowing the amount of the sample used in the the test.

      Alcohol is generally metabolized at the rate of .015 of (BAC) every hour. If you had a BAC of .15 (which is usually about twice the amount needed for a DUI), it would generally clear your system in ten hours.

      Without all of the rest of the numbers, the best I can say is that its probably a fair guess to say that you had some amount of alcohol less than ten hours before your test

  24. QUESTION:
    Alcohol detection in a urine test?
    I played a couple games of beer pong last night at my apt. I probably had five beers max. Around 6:00 the next day I got a urine test. Do they even test for alcohol in those tests? BTW: I used the bathroom around 4 times before then. Will it show up if they test for that?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what type of test you were given. If you were given a drug test, you (hopefully) have nothing to worry about. But if it was an alcohol urine test, then you're screwed. Alcohol urine tests start detecting alcohol in your system 2 hours after you have drank... and the tests should test positive up to a week after you have drank (for regular consumers).

      Chances are if the test was for something like sports or probation, it is a drug test that they have given you. And I don't know of any drug test that also tests for alcohol.

      Good luck =)

      Edit: Also, a friend of mine has to be tested for alcohol randomly on weekend mornings. Rather than urine test him, they just give him a Breathalyzer. I would imagine if they were worried about you drinking, they would do just that.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long does alcohol stay in your urine?
    Today is Thursday 11 a.m. I drank about 3 cans of beer last Saturday night. I had to take a urine test this morning at 10:30 a.m. Will the alcohol show up in my urine test?

    • ANSWER:
      ETG urine alcohol tests (the most common kind) are generally rated for 80 hrs past the last drink
      so if you drank saturday, it should be out of your system on Wed


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