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    decara091 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 18, 2007, 04:47 PM
    Alcohol and hair test
    Does alcohol show up in a hair test? And does it also show up ina urine test ifyou were to drink right before you peed?
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    Tessy777 Posts: 191, Reputation: 37

    Apr 5, 2007, 06:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by decara091
    Does alcohol show up in a hair test? and does it also show up ina urine test ifyou were to drink right before you peed?
    Nope you can't find alcohol on the hair... a regular alcohol urine test can detect alcohol for up to 24 hours tops after last drink. There is another urine test EtG, it can detect alcohol up to 80 after consumption. It just depends on which test they run.
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    Mar 27, 2008, 04:16 PM
    Tessy's answer is incorrect. Hair testing is by far the best way to tell if a person has consumed a lot of alcohol over time.
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    Apr 3, 2008, 12:52 PM
    For drivers license reinstatement what type of drug/alcohol testing do Michigan courts require?
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    Feb 25, 2009, 02:13 PM
    Yes you can detect alcohol consuption in hair. When you drink alcohol it metabilises in your body and makes something called EtG, the more you drink the more EtG is made this thengrows into the hair folicle as a permanent marker. Usually 1.5 inches of hair nearest the scalp is taken and that would show 90 days of results. They add up the EtG levels and markers and can give a result in numbers of grams of alcohol over the 90 days. 8g = 1 unit of alcohol, there are 10 units in 1 bottle of wine. Heavy usage is reported if the average come back over 60g a day. Hope that helps...
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    Nov 10, 2009, 01:20 AM
    How widespread are these tests being used? Are they in regular behavioral health centers now?
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    Oct 28, 2010, 06:33 AM
    Comment on Ms Gemma's post
    That is a lot of alcohol... what if you drink once every 5 to 8 weeks... about 3 to "7" drinks, at the most?
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    Oct 28, 2010, 07:05 AM

    Hair alcohol testing is usually limited to a 90 day period, based on 1-1/2" of hair sample. Such tests use an arbitrary cumulative standard of metabolites (FAEE, EtG) to rank consumption. (see List)

    Infrequent consumption should not be reported as it would be under the limit. (see Society of Hair Testing)
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    Oct 16, 2011, 08:36 PM
    Shave your head.
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    Oct 23, 2013, 09:38 AM
    Does drugs come up in a alcohol test
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    Oct 23, 2013, 12:09 PM
    Depends on the drugs. Usually they run a battery of test if they're testing for alcohol. If they're just testing for alcohol then probably not.

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