TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: ETGC    
Ethyl Glucuronide Confirmation, Random, Urine

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Advisory Information

If submitting for multiple tests on 1 order, submit a total volume of 5 mL per test ordered in a single plastic container.  

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

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Plastic urine container

Submission Container/Tube: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. Submit 5 mL in 1 plastic bottle.

3. If submitting for multiple tests on 1 order, submit 5 mL per test ordered in a single plastic container.

4. No preservative.

Additional Information:

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

4. Submitting <5 mL will compromise our ability to perform all necessary testing.

Forms

1. Chain-of-Custody Request is included in the Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282).

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.

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

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

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 TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineRefrigerated (preferred)28 days
 Frozen 28 days
 Ambient 72 hours