Can Using Hand Sanitizer Make You Test Positive for Alcohol?

Even before the pandemic, hand sanitizer use was prevalent in many industries, including food service, retail, childcare, healthcare, and many public-facing businesses.

But can excessive use be the cause of a drug test that’s positive for alcohol? Learn more about ethyl glucuronide (EtG) and ethyl sulfate (EtS), metabolites of ethanol and what a positive test result for each may indicate.

Presented by Damon Borg, Ph.D. F-ABFT, Chief Scientific Officer at Navis Clinical Laboratories.

The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be used as medical or legal advice. Detection times are approximate and may be influenced by a number of factors, including BMI, duration of drug use, dosage and interindividual metabolic differences. For specific drug testing result interpretation questions, please contact us.