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    regretfull89 is offline Member
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    Default Medical CDT

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    May as well start a thread for worrying folk that may be in the same position I am in.

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    Reasonably active walking, gym, and work is active.

    Had a massive binge one week before Christmas and on Christmas and on New Years day I had one can of beer after a long family walk, It's now 6.01.17 my medical is on 26.1.17. I can't re book my medical as I desperately need to drive again or its a case of being sacked. This is giving me roughly 3.5 weeks to lower my cdt levels. Previous to the Christmas binge I drank in November at a wedding.

    I occasionally have a binge on things like birthdays weddings christmas etc.
    Do not drink anything at all other than above, never through the week not even a quiet few beers, I'd rather pig out on junk food than sit in a pub drinking.

    Today I walked 5 miles, and started taking milk thistle and vit c tablets I'm also going to drink 3-5litres of water every day. I'm going to follow this routine right up to the point I need to give blood.

    I'll report back with the results as soon as I hear anything.

    Due To drive mid February.


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    shouldaknownbetter is offline Established Member
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    Default Re: Medical CDT

    Quote Originally Posted by regretfull89 View Post
    May as well start a thread for worrying folk that may be in the same position I am in.

    Male
    27
    Reasonably active walking, gym, and work is active.

    Had a massive binge one week before Christmas and on Christmas and on New Years day I had one can of beer after a long family walk, It's now 6.01.17 my medical is on 26.1.17. I can't re book my medical as I desperately need to drive again or its a case of being sacked. This is giving me roughly 3.5 weeks to lower my cdt levels. Previous to the Christmas binge I drank in November at a wedding.

    I occasionally have a binge on things like birthdays weddings christmas etc.
    Do not drink anything at all other than above, never through the week not even a quiet few beers, I'd rather pig out on junk food than sit in a pub drinking.

    Today I walked 5 miles, and started taking milk thistle and vit c tablets I'm also going to drink 3-5litres of water every day. I'm going to follow this routine right up to the point I need to give blood.

    I'll report back with the results as soon as I hear anything.

    Due To drive mid February.
    Hi there
    I got a result of 1.0% with 23 whole dry days. Previous to my abstinence I was drinking a bottle of wine a day just about everyday, about 8-10 units a day. I too took milk thistle and a lot of other supplements (artichoke, turmeric and ginger). There's no scientific evidence that any of these work but they certainly can't hurt. I also upped my water intake considerably. All I would say is to be careful with very high water consumption..it is possible to OD on water and don't waste your money on vitamin C tablets. Ascorbic acid is water soluble and will just be flushed out of your body by all that water. Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg and you'll get all the vitamin C that you need along with all the other nutrients found in your 5 or 7 or 9 a day.

    Just stay off the booze until your medical and I'm sure you'll be fine.
    Good luck!

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    rcb_82 is offline New Member
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    Default Re: Medical CDT

    Hi I'm new to this site & need some help or advise for the medical test

    Am I correct in thinking it just the test for CDT or is all test for GGT , MCV , ALT AST as shown below

    Also do they contact your doctor for medical records

    GGT (Gamma GT) - Gamma-glutamyl transferase
    MCV (Mean Cell Volume) - Increased red blood cell size
    ALT - Alanine aminotransferase & AST - Aspartarte aminotransferase.
    The Secretary of State's Honorary Medical Advisory Panel has now decided that use of the CDT (Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin) biomarker will now be used as the sole test for assessing the harmful use of alcohol for high risk offenders.

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    price1367 is offline TTC Group Associate Director
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    Default Re: Medical CDT

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    You are correct, it is now solely a CDT Test.
    it may depend on the outcome of the CDT Test on if your doctor is contacted.
    the medical panel will review what you put on the questionnaire that you fill in. If they have concerns from that, they will contact your GP
    if your reading is between 2.3 and 2.9% they will contact your GP. Above that and they are likely to refuse your licence back at that time, just on the CDT outcome.

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