Test Catalog

Test ID: ETGS    
Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Collection Container/Tube: Plastic urine container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 60-mL urine bottle

Specimen Volume: 20 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. Submit 20 mL in 1 plastic bottle.

3. No preservative.

Additional Information:

1. For situations where chain of custody is required, a Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282) is available. For chain-of-custody testing, order ETGX / Ethyl Glucuronide Confirmation, Chain of Custody, Urine.

2. If urine creatinine is required or adulteration of the sample is suspected, the following test should be requested, ADULU / Adulterants Survey, Urine or ADULT / Adulterants Survey, Urine.

3. For additional information, refer to ADULU / Adulterants Survey, Urine or ADULT / Adulterants Survey, Urine.

Forms

 

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours