The EtG test looks for Ethyl Glucuronide in the URINE, a metabolite of ethyl alcohol. Testing for EtG is typically used to determine if a person has recently imbibed alcoholic beverages. Unlike alcohol which is normally only detectable in urine for 24 hours or less, ETG can be detected for several days after alcohol consumption. It is important to note that detection times may vary from person to person. This test provides an initial screen and confirmation testing at no additional charge if results warrant.
The recommended use of this test is for routine monitoring of alcohol use. It is typically ordered when someone is in a rehabilitation or treatment program. It is not considered appropriate for workplace testing or single screenings.
A standard Alcohol Urine Test which is more appropriate for workplace or personal testing is available as well.
Turnaround time for the EtG Test is typically 1-3 business days but may take longer if confirmatory testing is necessary.
At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing. When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.