Test ID: ZG799
CPT code: 80307
Specimen Type: Plastic Random urine container
Frequency: 1 – 4 days Positives 3-5 days
Instructions: 20 mL Urine from Plastic urine container, Refrigerated. Min 5 mL.
Text: Detects ingestion of ethanol. Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of ethanol, which is formed by enzymatic conjugation of ethanol with glucuronic acid. Alcohol in the urine is normally detected for only a few hours versus several days for EtG. EtG, therefore, can be used to monitor compliance programs for abstinence from alcohol.
Methodology: Initial testing by immunoassay(IA); confirmation of positives by Mass Spectrometry(MS)