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Ethyl glucuronide with confirmation

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code EGESC
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method LC/MS/MS
Collection Instructions Avoid contact with ethanol, disinfectants, swabs.
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect 20 mL urine
Sample type Random urine
Preferred volume 1 mL urine
Min. Volume 0.5 mL urine
Processing notes Refrigerate sample. Order Quest test # 90418.
Units ng/mL
Normal range
Ethyl glucuronide < 500 ng/mL
Ethyl sulfate < 100 ng/mL
Synonyms Alcoholism; etohism; alcohol metabolites; ethanol metabolites
Stability Room temperature or refrigerated 1 week, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times Test set up 3x per week. Turnaround 5-7 days.
Additional information Both ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate are new markers for detecting recent alcohol consumption. Both are minor ethanol metabolites formed by uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase and sulfotransferease, respectively, and are excreted in urine for a longer time than ethanol. Positive results thus provide a strong indication that the person has recently consumed alcohol, even when ethanol is no longer detectable.
CPT coding 83789-90
Last Updated 4/29/2013 12:52:49 PM
Entry Number 1334
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