Essay on What Is Etg? Where Does It Come From?

901 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
 What is EtG? Where does it come from?

EtG, or ethylglucuronide, is a byproduct of ethanol (alcohol that one drinks) and glucuronide a common biological compound made in the liver that binds various toxins and drugs in the body that allows them to be excreted in the urine. When someone drinks, even relatively small amounts of alcohol, EtG is formed and can be detected in the urine. Ethyl Glucuronide or ethanol (EtG) is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches.
 EtG can be found in the urine much longer than alcohol in the blood or breath. After a few drinks, EtG can be present in the urine up to 48 hours, and sometimes up to 72 or hours or longer if the drinking is heavier.

 EtG testing is typically used to evaluate and monitor whether an individual is abstaining from the consumption of alcohol. Our EtG testing protocol uses an immunoassay screen with LC/MS/MS confirmation of any presumptive positives.
 Key Benefits of Using EtG test Include: o Detects recent usage more accurately and for a longer period of time than standard testing (80 hours) o Ideal for zero tolerance and abstinence situations o Strong indicator of alcohol ingestion within the previous 3 to 4 days o EtG is only evident when alcohol is consumed and is not produced as a result of fermentation o Allows monitoring in alcohol treatment programs o Acts as an early warning system to detect trends towards relapse o Tests are…

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