Ethyl Glucuronide, Screen
Detect ingestion of ethanol.
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.
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.
Maintain specimen at room temperature. If arrival at lab will extend beyond three days, refrigerate.