From Chicago, Illinois, USA:
Is it possible for ethanol to show in the urine of a diabetic, and would yeast make a false positive for this? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Where could we find more information on this?
Alcohol is generally metabolized in the body and blown off in the lung. If yeast are present, and could they metabolize the glucose into a sufficient level of ethanol, is a question for an expert.
Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:A quick Google search yielded this article, which might be of interest:
- Conflicting Whole Blood and Urine Ethanol Results
From the article: "...Except for a positive urine ethanol test, no drugs of abuse were detected in this patient's blood or urine." The patient was an elderly man with diabetes.
Original posting 13 Dec 2003
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