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EtG Alcohol Testing Products

Are they drinking? Alcohol abuse leads to safety problems affecting the public at large and it gives rise to increased costs, lower productivity and potential loss of life.


EtG Alcohol Testing

What is Ethyl Glucuronide

Ethyl Glucuronide or ethanol (EtG) is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.


EtG testing is typically used to evaluate and monitor whether an individual is abstaining from the consumption of alcohol. Our EtG testing protocol uses an immunoassay screen with LC/MS/MS confirmation of any presumptive positives. Our confirmatory testing is performed in conjunction with EtS testing. This process maximizes the benefits of both the sensitivity of EtG testing and the stability of EtS as a separate long-term ethanol metabolite.

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Key Benefits of EtG Testing

  • ■ Detects recent usage more accurately and for a longer period of time than standard testing (80 hours)
  • ■ Ideal for zero tolerance and abstinence situations
  • ■ Strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3 to 4 days
  • ■ EtG is only evident when alcohol is consumed and is not produced as a result of fermentation
  • ■ Allows monitoring in alcohol treatment programs
  • ■ Acts as an early warning system to detect trends towards relapse
  • ■ Tests are performed by LC/MS/MS on state of the art equipment for accuracy and reliability
  • ■ Thirty-six hour turnaround time from receipt of specimen
  • ■ EtG may be run on urine specimens in conjunction with other drug testing panels