Hand sanitizer and urine alcohol testing

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mroccdoc
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Hand sanitizer and urine alcohol testing

Post by mroccdoc » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:27 am

Can the frequent use of alcohol/ethanol based hand sanitizers cause a positive urine screen for EtS, EtG or ethanol?



Robert Swotinsky MD
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Re: Hand sanitizer and urine alcohol testing

Post by Robert Swotinsky MD » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:46 pm

Yes for EtG and EtS, especially at the lower concentrations, e.g., at EtG of <500 ng/mL.

I am not aware of such exposure causing positive results for ethanol.

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