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Blood Ethanol Levels and Diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse

Purpose:

To use the blood ethanol levels as an indication of alcohol abuse.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests

ICD-10:

F10.1

Description:

Patients who abuse alcohol can be identified from elevated blood alcohol levels. The blood level needs to be correlated with information on the time of collection and the patient's physical condition. Blood alcohol levels can be useful for monitoring patients in alcohol abuse treatment programs.

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