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Will AVEENO lotion cause FALSE POSITIVE in URINE ALCOHOL TEST.

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I have a urine test for alochol (etg) coming up - probably tomorrow - and without thinking, I used a dab of Aveeno lotion, which contains alcohol, on my chin. Any chance this will cause a false positive?

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
The dab of Aveeno lotion, has very low concentraton of alcohol, so there is no reason to worry.
It won't cause false positive.
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Patient replied :

Thank you for the information. I notice that the Aveeno contains benzyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol. Do these types of alcohol show up in an etg or do I only need to be concerned with ethyl alcohol?


Hello,
The ETG test detects ( Ethyl Glucoronide ) which is a byproduct of ethyl alcohol.
So it won't show any other compounds.
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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