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Tested positive for a etg test. Is this due to exposure to kerosene or exhaust fumes?

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what external exposure like kerosene or exhaust fumes could cause a possitive etg test result i tested possitive for a etg test and need to find out what else would cause a possitive test result besides consumption of alcohol
Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2013 in Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain 1 hour later
The EtG or Ethyl Glucuronide test, use in testing alcohol use is too sensitive to distinguish between actual alcohol consumption and exposure to small amounts of alcohol found in many household and personal hygiene, and can even remain positive after several hours of alcohol use.
Many how products like kerosene can produce false positives with this particular test.
Its possible for it to produce a false positive.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
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