EtG Alcohol Testing

Austin Mobile Drug Testing Offers Etg Hair, Urine and Nail Testing

Ethanol also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol.  EtG is a direct metabolite of alcohol (ethanol); the presence of EtG in urine, hair and blood may be used to detect recent ethanol ingestion, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is an indicator that ethanol was ingested and can be detected in urine for up to 72-80 hours after ingestion. EtG is only evident when ethanol is ingested and is not produced as a result of fermentation. In addition to EtG, studies have identified ethyl sulfate (EtS) as a second specific metabolite or biomarker of ethanol.

EtG testing is used for monitoring alcohol abstinence for probation programs, court ordered cases, child custody cases, drug court cases, DWI cases and other situations where the person is absolutely prohibited from consuming any alcohol. EtG alcohol testing is appropriated for court ordered programs or treatment programs. EtG will show consumption of any alcohol going back 72-80 hours on a urine, up to 90 days on a hair and nail.

EtG Alcohol Testing in urine is becoming very popular for zero tolerance or abstinence programs.   EtG urine alcohol testing has an approximate 72-80 hour “lookback” period for any consumption of alcohol. The EtG (Ethyl glucuronide) Urine Alcohol Test checks for the presence of the ethyl alcohol metabolite, ethyl glucuronide.