Test Catalog

Test ID: FEGUC    
Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Umbilical Cord Tissue

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If appropriate, confirmation testing will be performed at no additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing


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

Specimen Type: Umbilical Cord Tissue

Container/Tube: Plastic, preservative-free container

Specimen Volume: 10 grams

Collection Instructions: Ensure sample is not exposed to ethanol-containing vapors or liquids during collection and storage. Collect at least 6 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the length of an adult hand). Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry and place in container for transport. Ship refrigerated in a preservative-free, plastic container.

Unacceptable Specimens: Cords soaking in blood or other fluid. Formalin fixed. Tissue that is obviously decomposed. Samples received without cold pack.

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

10 grams

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

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Cords soaking in blood or other fluid, Formalin fixed, Tissue that is obviously decomposed, Samples received without cold pack.

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
TissueRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Frozen 7 days