23 min

Episode 36 - What labs can you use to assess alcohol use? (follow up to Episode #27‪)‬ Addiction in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care

    • Medicine

A follow up to Episode #27 on labs and alcohol use disorder. So you're at work and you have a patient who you're pretty convinced has an alcohol use disorder, but you're not sure which test you should order to assess their alcohol use. LFTs? Carbohydrate deficient transferrin? Ethyl glucuronide? Phosphatidylethanol? In this episode we take another look at lab tests that can help you with your assessment of patients who use alcohol...including some lab tests that you probably have never heard of (but might find useful)

A follow up to Episode #27 on labs and alcohol use disorder. So you're at work and you have a patient who you're pretty convinced has an alcohol use disorder, but you're not sure which test you should order to assess their alcohol use. LFTs? Carbohydrate deficient transferrin? Ethyl glucuronide? Phosphatidylethanol? In this episode we take another look at lab tests that can help you with your assessment of patients who use alcohol...including some lab tests that you probably have never heard of (but might find useful)

23 min