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Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Urine with Reflex to Confirmation

Mnemonic:    [U Eth Gluc]
Name:    Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Urine with Reflex to Confirmation
Specimen:    4 mL urine from a random collection.
Minimum Spec:    1 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 3 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 2007912
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Ordering Recommendation:
Initial test to identify recent ethanol exposure (within 1 - 4 days after ingestion).

Interpretive Data:
Ethyl glucuronide is a direct metabolite of ethanol and can be detected up to 80 hours in urine after ethanol ingestion. The cutoff for positive by immunoassay is set at 500 ng/mL. A positive result will be confirmed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).