It is well known, that before going for tests, it is better to refuse to eat. If the same rule applies for alcoholic beverages? Whether they significantly affect the results of laboratory studies?
Before, than to start treatment, you need to know the diagnosis. From, how he fits the clinical picture, the success of recovery. Therefore, the question about the preparation of the blood and urine tests should be taken seriously. Mostly direct potential patients to conduct a General analysis, determine the concentration of sugar in the blood, to assess the functioning of internal organs (biochemical analysis). Blood, which serves as a biomaterial, get by puncturing the skin on a finger.
In the end, a picture emerges about, what are leukocytes, hemoglobin, erythrocytes and platelets in the blood, denoted by the term biochemical components. In particular, erythrocytes are very sensitive to alcohol, contained in drinks. Also is an increase cholesterol, and the level of hemoglobin, on the contrary, falls.
Ethanol affects lipid metabolism in the liver, which is taken into account when assigned to surgery. The patient should listen to the advice of doctors and before going to the hospital to withstand two- or three-day break in reception of alcohol. Changes increased blood sugar after a dose of alcohol are the result of the conversion of ethanol into glucose. To the credit of liver enzymes. But sometimes observed the opposite effect, which has its explanation:
- the largest laboratory, to let glucose, is in the liver, very small proportion in the food rich in carbohydrates;
- a person drinks so much alcohol, that the liver ceases to perform the task, associated with the synthesis of glucose.
In this case, after drinking is also better not to rush to pass tests, and to wait at least a day. For biochemical studies required only that the blood, which was taken from the vein. Alcohol not only provokes a wrong picture of the totality of symptoms, but due to the poisoning of the body deteriorating.
Urine is also used as a biomaterial, which is able to give a presentation to physicians about the status of an organ of the patient. Split and has been processing ethanol, is kidney, which should bring him out of the body. This toxic substance is the cause of the increase in the number of triglycerides, uric acid salts and lactates per unit volume. The kidneys try to get rid of poisonous components of the body. These substances go along with the liquid, which urine becomes saturated.
Regardless of the strength of the drink, used on the eve of the visit to a medical institution, the distortion of the results of the passed tests will still take place.
First, as for blood, excessive will be the indicators of hemoglobin, cholesterol, level of fat metabolism, etc.. Hampered the ability of detecting the transmission of sexually transmitted disease, infection with the human immunodeficiency virus.
Second, in the process of conducting laboratory research with biomaterial reagents interact with ethanol, thus, how would be blocked and the results are far from the actual figures.
I'm sure some readers of this article had to pass urine for the study on the subject of alcohol consumption. The reason could be, for example, God forbid, traffic accident. Out of overturned shot glasses of strong drink to the point where they in the stomach, where there is an intensive absorption of harmful fluid with subsequent penetration into the blood.
Then she goes through familiar to the kidneys, where carried out in the urine. It is logical to assume, compared to blood in the liquid, excretory waste products, alcohol presented a higher number per unit volume. Therefore, the fact of alcohol consumption by analyzing urine is fixed for sure.
It is difficult to predict the period of stay of alcohol in the urine, since it is necessary to consider many circumstances, including: how many were drinking alcohol, good or bad it is quality, the condition of the kidneys, etc.. Unmistakably it can be argued that, with higher doses and the degree increases the time, during which the alcohol is recycled and renal excretion. So since the complete emptying of the bottle of beer must pass only 2-3 hours, to ethanol in the body not a trace is left. In the case of vodka will have to wait 2-3 days.
There is a perception, not quite meet reality, if "cover up" traces of alcohol in urine will help medication diuretic action. Do, a little faster the toxins leave the body, but a certain amount is still present. Test systems are available that can identify the fact, that the person is not less 7 days dabbled in alcohol. However, because of the high cost they have not found wide application. So the diagnosis was accurate, it is recommended to adhere to the "dry" law for a period of not less than 2 days.
Whatever the goal did not pursue testing, you need to be prepared.
- First and foremost, it is advisable to protect yourself from alcoholic beverages and meals. Do not drink diuretics and other medicines on the advice of a specialist. Limitations, alcohol must act 2-3 days.
- To refuse fruit juices and drinks, containing caffeine (tea, coffee) for 8 hours. To quench the thirst can only normal drinking water.
- Affect the results of the studies are capable and Smoking. So fans of tobacco products it is better to wait minutes 60 before testing denying yourself the pleasure to breathe cigarette smoke.
- To minimize physical exertion, to normalize your state of mind.
Alcohol should not be consumed on the eve of important research.
Alcohol and medical tests – are incompatible. The results can be so distorted, the doctor put the wrong diagnosis. If the person is important to real health indicators, then from alcohol it is better to refrain.