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    MJ1979 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    May 14, 2012, 04:19 PM
    Can monster rehab drinks show a false negatgive for an alcohol drug screen?
    I have custody of my son and I have had to take random drug test at my home. Out of almost 10 months I have failed 2 times for alcohol. Both times I had a monster drink before the testing. It is a urine test and also some kind of card looking thing they dip in the urine. The instant card thing showed nothing positive. But, the urine they send off came back as a weak positive. Can this drink have anything to do with it? Because I have no other idea of how it could be positive for alcohol, considering I do not drink.
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    May 14, 2012, 04:28 PM
    Yes it can.

    The "card looking" device is an instant check for EtOH and shows that you had no alcohol in your urine, although these on-site devices only measure down to about .02 mg. (+/- 20%)

    What they send off to the lab is checked for a metabolite of alcohol known as EtG and or EtS. It supposedly detects alcohol use after the alcohol has left the system. In fact in picks up any alcohol including mouthwash, toothpaste or thousands of other sources.

    By a weak positive it is probably registering just above a 100ng cutoff.

    While it could be the energy drink it could be almost anything else.

    What brand was the energy drink?

    Reference:

    Jnl of Analalytical Toxicology, 2009 Apr;33(3):167-9
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    May 14, 2012, 06:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by DrBill100 View Post
    Yes it can.

    The "card looking" device is an instant check for EtOH and shows that you had no alcohol in your urine, although these on-site devices only measure down to about .02 mg. (+/- 20%)

    What they send off to the lab is checked for a metabolite of alcohol known as EtG and or EtS. It supposedly detects alcohol use after the alcohol has left the system. In fact in picks up any alcohol including mouthwash, toothpaste or thousands of other sources.

    By a weak positive it is probably registering just above a 100ng cutoff.

    While it could be the energy drink it could be almost anything else.

    What brand was the energy drink?

    Reference:

    Jnl of Analalytical Toxicology, 2009 Apr;33(3):167-9
    I believe the OP stated it was a monster energy drink.


    http://monsterenergydrinks.org/monster-energy-drinks-ingredients/

    http://www.ehow.com/list_7378887_ingredients-monster-drink.html

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