CDT Test (Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin)

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Coostietightner123

Well-known member
Well, got back from a bit of a weekend away. Heavy weekend too and found another DVLA letter on the mat. This one adding the CDT test on top of the urinalysis. That would have been only 10 days notice! I called and rearranged the date of the medical till mid September.
Sneaky buggers!
Yeah apparently they like to do that, however there have been many warning posts on here about that one. They will be crying now you've re arranged it 😂
 

Luna2000

Well-known member
I couldn't get a result from medichecks either so I panicked when it came to the DVLA test. I completley abstained for 7 weeks and got a result of 0.2. Didn't really drink much beforehand though.
My Medichecks was 0.3 and DVLA was 0.4 and I thought I was low,
 

Fran98

Member
16 Stella’s on the weekend , 4 mid week If the football was on , just had my licence issued today 😊
That gives me hope I was abstinent 3 month had CDT of 0.4. But over the past 5 days I've had around 20 drinks... I have 13 days abstinance to hopefully get it back to normal range 🤞
 

Dave999

Well-known member
That gives me hope I was abstinent 3 month had CDT of 0.4. But over the past 5 days I've had around 20 drinks... I have 13 days abstinance to hopefully get it back to normal range 🤞
You will be fine it’s designed to catch alcholics
 

Fran98

Member
You will be fine it’s designed to catch alcholics
Thank you for putting my mind at rest. My mum said same! But you know we just want everything to be right don't we? Especially as I've worked on myself mentally n been abstinent so much since my ban just want dvla to see that! Had medical yesterday so I'll update when I get results :)
 

Dave999

Well-known member
Thank you for putting my mind at rest. My mum said same! But you know we just want everything to be right don't we? Especially as I've worked on myself mentally n been abstinent so much since my ban just want dvla to see that! Had medical yesterday so I'll update when I get results :)
It’s head work init like losing your legs. my result was 0.5. when I was at my medical I quizzed the doctor and was told that no alcoholic can stop for 2 weeks. put in an email asking for your results as they don’t issue your blood cbt result without the access email. I’m sure there are dvla medical staff that come on here too scare people
 

Luna2000

Well-known member
It’s head work init like losing your legs. my result was 0.5. when I was at my medical I quizzed the doctor and was told that no alcoholic can stop for 2 weeks. put in an email asking for your results as they don’t issue your blood cbt result without the access email. I’m sure there are dvla medical staff that come on here too scare people
You actually do get a letter from the DVLA (eventually,) with your CDT level.

I received mine well after my licence had been issued.
 

Fran98

Member
It’s head work init like losing your legs. my result was 0.5. when I was at my medical I quizzed the doctor and was told that no alcoholic can stop for 2 weeks. put in an email asking for your results as they don’t issue your blood cbt result without the access email. I’m sure there are dvla medical staff that come on here too scare people
Ah that makes more sense I did think it would be mean collering people for the odd night out or 1 or 2 in front of tele. And thanks I will do do you have email address/where can I find it? Thanks :)
 

Dave999

Well-known member
You actually do get a letter from the DVLA (eventually,) with your CDT level.

I received mine well after my licence had been issued.
I asked after my test and was told to make an acsess email. You may be right the dvla needs re shaping . I have my licence now but I know how hard and nerve racking the medical is. for one or two mistakes we are made to jump through hoops.
 

Polly3

Well-known member
Well, got back from a bit of a weekend away. Heavy weekend too and found another DVLA letter on the mat. This one adding the CDT test on top of the urinalysis. That would have been only 10 days notice! I called and rearranged the date of the medical till mid September.
Sneaky buggers!
Many apoplexy want the appt asap
 

Yolo

Active member
I drank regularly and gave myself 30 days off. And I mean i did drink all sorts, Got a result of 0.8 cdt, you can answer no to every question and the dvla will want more sometimes, contacted my GP. Everyone is different. Got a full 10 year license back after a 33 month driving ban 🙃
 

Donald!1998

Member
My ban was up April this year and after months of waiting I finally have a valid driving license!!! But only until August 2025, would anyone know the reason for this?
 
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