Does alc show in blood tests???

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I'm going to get a regular blood test with my mom just a normal check up, but I'm just wondering if alcohol would show in my results even if they aren't testing specifically for alcohol?? please help I looked on google but I couldn't find any answers to this.
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I'm going to get a regular blood test with my mom just a normal check up, but I'm just wondering if alcohol would show in my results even if they aren't testing specifically for alcohol?? please help I looked on google but I couldn't find any answers to this.
No it won't.

Depends on the blood test obviously but unless you've been drinking enough to cause liver failure there is no way they are going to look or care.
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No it won't.

Depends on the blood test obviously but unless you've been drinking enough to cause liver failure there is no way they are going to look or care.
Even if im underage?
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Even if im underage?
Are you over 5 years old? If you are over 5 years old and live in the UK then you are not underage.

It is illegal for an under 18 year old to purchase alcohol
It is illegal for an under 16 year old to consume alcohol outside of their house, unless with a guardian
It is illegal for an under 5 year old to consume alcohol

https://www.gov.uk/alcohol-young-people-law

Unless you are specifically being tested for alcohol they won't look or mention it.

Relax
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How regular and how much? It does typically show up in a couple tests if you drink a lot. Even then they wouldn't be 100% sure its alcohol though.

If its only very occasional, then no it won't show.

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No it won't.

Depends on the blood test obviously but unless you've been drinking enough to cause liver failure there is no way they are going to look or care.
There are changes that are typical of alcohol consumption that are not liver failure.
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Are you over 5 years old? If you are over 5 years old and live in the UK then you are not underage.

It is illegal for an under 18 year old to purchase alcohol
It is illegal for an under 16 year old to consume alcohol outside of their house, unless with a guardian
It is illegal for an under 5 year old to consume alcohol

https://www.gov.uk/alcohol-young-people-law

Unless you are specifically being tested for alcohol they won't look or mention it.

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ahh okay thank you so much
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I'm only 16 so I drink with my friends for fun occasionally like rarely so my enzymes would be normal right?
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What blood test are you going for and why?

There isn't really such a thing as a "regular blood test"
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Say I took the blood test after 3 days
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What blood test are you going for and why?

There isn't really such a thing as a "regular blood test"
for a check up on my vitamin levels
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ah **** okay thank youu
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They probably would - this sounds like a private thing in which case the more blood tests they do the more £££ they make.

Plus significant alcohol use is apparent on blood tests that aren't LFTs.
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Not unless they happen to be looking for it, doubtful though given it tends to only be employers and ploddies (or maybe A&E) who go looking for blood alcohol content.
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omg thats so smart thank u so much I really appreciate it
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Painkillers would not give the changes that you would get with alcohol use
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Please stop. You’re talking nonsense.
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Please stop. You’re talking nonsense.
It is quite amusing - the bloods will obviously be normal, then in my mind just before the doctor says that, this person is going to go off on one about how many painkillers they've been taking and its going to open so many questions and the hole will get deeper and deeper :giggle: Shh let it play out...
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Do you know how much paracetamol you need to take to raise your liver enzymes?

Also I think I'll take a miss on reading your source, but thanks.
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I'm going to get a regular blood test with my mom just a normal check up, but I'm just wondering if alcohol would show in my results even if they aren't testing specifically for alcohol?? please help I looked on google but I couldn't find any answers to this.
a) Blood is tested in specific ways for specific things. A routine blood test at a GP will not include a test for alcohol.
b) Unless you have drunk a lot the night before, alcohol will not show up in your blood - read about how quickly alcohol is broken down
c) Unless you are regularly drinking alcohol above the recommended limits there will be no sign of changes to your blood chemistry


But maybe if you are drinking and your parents would not approve, and as you obviously don't even know the basics, you should do some googling about what you are up to and the consequences before you have your next drink?
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