Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Ethyl Glucuronide

Test Name: Ethyl Glucuronide
Alternate Name(s): ETG
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Urine (Random)
Collection Information: Random Urine, 5 mL minimum volume is required.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday-Thursday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
12 days
Monday/Tuesday collections received in the lab by 10:00 will have a TAT of 7 days
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: Creatinine: 2.0 - 20.0 mmol/L

pH - Urine: 4.6 - 8.0

Ethanol - Urine: ≤2.4 mmol/L

Ethyl Glucuronide:
Negative <100 g/8.8 mmol C
Indeterminate 100 - 200 g/8.8 mmol C
Positive ≥200 g/8.8 mmol C
Effective Date: 2019-05-15
Revised Date: 2021-05-10
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Bacterial contamination of the specimen should be prevented by collecting or transferring in sterile and air-tight containers. Store and send cold or frozen.
Comments: Testing is available to Liver Transplant patients and requires Biochemist Approval
Method of Analysis: LC-MS/MS
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and send frozen
System Codes: 
Cerner
ETGU
 
Referred To: In-Common Laboratories

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