ETG Alcohol Testing
American Drug Testing provides ETG Alcohol testing utilizing urine and hair screening methods. The ETG alcohol test is commonly used for persons on probation, alcohol rehabilitation programs or any court proceeding where an individual is required to abstain from alcohol consumption. Same day service is available and testing centers are located in all cities and in most cases within minutes from your home or office. The ETG urine test is the most common and can detect alcohol use up to 80 hours. A ETG hair test can detect alcohol use up to 90 days.
To schedule a ETG alcohol test, please call (800)-488-5350, or you can schedule the test on-line 24/7.
American Drug Testing provides ETG alcohol testing for individuals needing to determine if a direct metabolite of alcohol is present in the system and if alcohol has been consumed within the last 80 hours. The ETG test is a urine test and is analyzed by a laboratory and the result is verified by a Medical Review Officer.
An ETG test can be analyzed in conjunction with other types of drug screens such as a 5 panel, 10 panel or 12 panel urine drug test.
ETG tests are commonly used for individuals on court ordered probation, child custody proceedings and persons in a substance abuse treatment program.
Ethyl glucuronide (ETG) is a metabolite of ethyl alcohol which is formed in the body by glucuronidation following exposure to ethanol, usually from drinking alcoholic beverages. It is used as a biomarker to test for ethanol use and to monitor to document alcohol abstinence in situations where drinking is prohibited, such as by the military, in professional monitoring programs (health professionals, attorneys, airline pilots in recovery from addictions), in schools, liver transplant clinics, or in recovering alcoholic patients. In addition to its use to monitor abstinence and detect drinking ETG also has potential for monitoring amount of alcohol use over time because it can be detected in hair and nails, though the effectiveness of this has not yet been proven.
A disadvantage of the test is that because ETG can be detected in samples at very low levels, it can also be positive after exposure to alcohol from non-beverage sources, or incidental exposure, which can lead to false positives. To avoid a false positive result on an ETG test when scheduling the test, it is recommended that the screening level be set at 250 and above, this will provide a level of accuracy in determining whether alcohol has actually been consumed.
If you need to schedule an ETG test at any of our testing centers nationwide, please call American Drug Testing today.
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