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Ethyl Glucuronide, Urine
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Ethyl Glucuronide, Urine
Ethylglucuronide, Urine

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Test Methodology


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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect random urine specimen. Refrigerate.

Collection Offsite

Collect random urine specimen. Refrigerate.

Normal Volume
10 mL urine
Minimum Volume
1 mL urine

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