I get tested every month by my employer for alcohol. Last month I tested positive on an etg (urine test). I haven't had a drink in years. I was curious if taking nyquil would cause a positive result.
19 Nov 2011
I have tested positive for urine alcohol twice with NO ingestion of alcohol in any form. I haven't even had drink of wine in over 4 years, nor have I taken any cold preparations that have alcohol in it.
I wonder if your urine alcohol is from fermented glucose (sugar) in your urine. You can have sugar in your urine for a number of reasons - like diabetes or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and there are several more causes.
Ask if the ethyl alcohol amount had this statement attached to it: The urine alcohol may have been fermented glucose, this sample has a high urine glucose.
Glucose can ferment if yeast is present. When you make bread you "activate" dried yeast by adding warm water and sugar (glucose), and the making of drinking alcohol is also made this way.
I have hypoglycemia so I spill glucose regularly. You may have a medical condition that causes you to spill glucose, also. I don't know if you are a female, but we females tend to get yeast infections, and if your urine has glucose in it it ferments very easily.
I urge you to see your physician since there are some really nasty conditions that can cause glucose in urine, hyperglycemia (diabetes) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) are common, renal failure isn't as common, but needs to be checked out.
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