Alcohol EtG/EtS Alcohol Urine Test
Alcohol EtG/EtS Urine Test
The EtG test looks for Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG), a metabolite of ethyl alcohol, in the urine. 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 typically be detected for up to 72 hours after alcohol consumption. It is important to note that detection times may vary from person to person.
This test provides an initial screen with confirmatory testing at no additional charge in the event that something is detected. Positive results will provide numerical values for both Elthyl Gluruonide (EtG) and Ethyl Sulfate (EtS). EtS is a metabolite of alcohol similar to EtG. The presence of both EtG and EtS in a sample can confirm the presence of alcohol.
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 for negative results. Specimens that require confirmatory testing will have a longer turnaround.
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 be aware that due to national staffing shortages at the labs, results for drug testing may take longer than normal. Request A Test cannot guarantee turnaround time for test results.
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 that are able to perform this type of testing.