Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic

Test Usage

Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of ethanol, which can be detected for several days after the elimination of alcohol from the body. Therefore, EtG can be a useful diagnostic biomarker for determining recent alcohol use and in monitoring abstinence in alcoholics in alcohol withdrawal treatment programs.

Reference Range *

Negative. Any result greater than or equal to 500 ng/mL will be reported as positive.

Test Details
Soft Order Code
ETGLU
MiChart Code
Ethyl Glucuronide, Urine
Synonyms
  • ETGLU
  • Ethyl Glucuronide, Urine
  • Ethylglucuronide, Urine
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect random urine specimen. Refrigerate.

Normal Volume
10 mL urine
Minimum Volume
1 mL urine
Billing
CPT Code
80307
Fee Code
37945
NY State Approved
No