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Ethyl Glucuronide, Screen

Test ID: 


CPT code:


Clinical Use:

Detect ingestion of ethanol.

Test Information:

Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of ethanol, which is formed by enzymatic conjugation of ethanol with glucuronic acid. Alcohol in the urine is normally detected for only a few hours versus several days for EtG. EtG, therefore, can be used to monitor compliance programs for abstinence from alcohol.

Specimen Type:


Requested Volume: 

20 mL

Minimum Volume: 

10 mL

Container Type: 

Plastic urine container. Use evidence tape or tamper-evident container for forensic specimens. Collection kits are available by request from the laboratory.


Urine temperature monitoring is recommended for samples tested for medicolegal purposes.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature. If arrival at lab will extend beyond three days, refrigerate.




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