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  • May 31, 2011, 06:09 PM
    kadders04
    What are the chances of a ETG test really going back 80 hours?
    How often do ETG test really go back 80 hours? Are they more likely to go back 24-48?
  • May 31, 2011, 06:25 PM
    ballengerb1

    ETG does not reach anywhere but tests for consuption of alcohol. If you drank enough 80 hours go it may still show a positive. Unfortunately an ETG can also show positive if you drank nothing 2 hours ago. It should not be the sole test to see if you have been drinking. ETG is most frequently used by DCFS or other child welfare agencies. If you are worried about the test, want the child then seek help to stop drinking, then you won't have to worry about filing the test.
  • May 31, 2011, 06:53 PM
    kadders04
    The question was about the ETG test going back 80 hours for alcohol.
  • May 31, 2011, 07:02 PM
    ballengerb1

    OK then skip everything but my first 2 sentences. The test, as unreliable as it is, is so sensetive it can detect alcohol use several days ago but often also gives frequent false positives. I thought this all got covered a few days ago.
  • May 31, 2011, 07:28 PM
    kadders04
    No, I'm just wondering about alcohol in ETG test. Like if you have a high metabolism and very low body fat are the chances of getting alcohol out of your system faster or slower?
  • May 31, 2011, 07:46 PM
    Fr_Chuck

    The ETG does not matter about metabolism, and yes it can show 80 hours, But it is known to show false positives, so yes, it is likely to show it up,
  • May 31, 2011, 07:49 PM
    kadders04
    Well I did something to maybe dilute my system. I will never put myself in this situation again. EVER. But I actually drank about 2 liters of water before my UA to help "flush/dilute" it. Would you think drinking that much water would dilute it? Thank you for your input.
  • May 31, 2011, 07:52 PM
    kadders04
    Sorry-I drank sat. night(whcih was yes STUPID of me) and I had a UA today. So its been about 50 hours. That's why I was wondering, and yes.. the comment above(I drank about 2 liters of water.. TONS of water) before my UA.
  • May 31, 2011, 08:11 PM
    Fr_Chuck

    No drinking a lot of water, or this or that product they sell on internet or at some of the "smoke" shops. But what the heck it can't hurt to try.

    It is hard to stay sober, it is a crutch or a hiding place we often use. ( or other reasons for some) Sorry if it sounded like we were attacking, I read back though the thread.

    Not attacking what you did, just being factual, you did not ask about help to stay sober or talk about problems, we do care but in answers try to be direct to the question
  • May 31, 2011, 08:20 PM
    kadders04
    Thank you. Addiction is a super sad thing. I hae all of these great things happneing in my life now.. I recently got 2 jobs, my brothers wedding is coming up this summer, and what did I do? I drank Saturday night and now everything might get thrown away if my test comes back positive. Antoher thing though.. with this treatment I did have a FALSE POSITIVE UA(that happened last week), and I told her to resend it back to the lab because when I took that UA I absolutley had nothing in my system! So we will see what happens with that. But.. yes, Saturday I did and I had a test today around 3. I'll just hope for the best. Well its good to know this is sort of a support website too(I didn't know that).

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