Limited utility in the assessment of acute ethanol exposure. For the assessment of ethanol exposure up to several days post-exposure, Ethyl Glucuronide Screen with Reflex to Confirmation, Urine (2007912) is preferred.
- Patient Preparation
- Random urine.
- Specimen Preparation
- Transfer 4 mL urine without additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 years (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Drugs Covered||Cutoff Concentrations|
|Ethyl Alcohol||5 ng/mL|
Positive cutoff: 5 mg/dL
For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.
The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2010137||Alcohol, Urn, Quant||5645-7|