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Ethyl Glucuronide Screen Only, Urine
2012695
Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general screening in contexts of compliance and/or abuse. For follow-up testing of a presumptive result, confirmatory testing by mass spectrometry is available. For automatic reflex testing on all presumptive positives, Ethyl Glucuronide Screen with Reflex to Quantitation, Urine (2007912) is recommended. Results do not accurately correlate with amount or frequency of ethanol use.

Mnemonic
ETG SCR UR
Methodology
Qualitative Enzyme Immuonassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Random urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 4 mL urine with no additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min. 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient 20 days; Refrigerated: 20 days; Frozen: 20 days 
Reference Interval
Screen cutoff concentration: 500 ng/mL
Interpretive Data
Screening results are obtained by immunoassay. Results obtained by immunoassay are not confirmed unless confirmation testing is specifically requested.

Ethyl glucuronide is a direct metabolite of ethanol and can be detected in urine up to 80 hours after ethanol ingestion. This immunoassay cutoff for positive is set at 500 ng/mL.

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Note
CPT Code(s)
80307
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2012696Ethyl Glucuronide, Urn, Screen
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