Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)

Definition - What does Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) mean?

Ethyl glucuronide relates to a composite byproduct of ethanol, which is found in consumable alcohol. Findings indicate that traces of ethyl glucuronide remain in urine content for several days after consumption, making it a good marker in urine testing for alcohol use before employment is offered to a potential employee seeking work in a safety sensitive position.

WorkplaceTesting explains Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG)

Ethyl glucuronide is a biochemical metabolite resulting from the body's processing of ingested alcohol. This byproduct is formed in the liver following the dissolution of ethanol and is, subsequently, deposited in the urine for later evacuation. New technological developments allow lab technicians to harness a more effective agency to detect bare quantities of ethyl glucuronide following alcohol consumption. A procedure called liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry, or LC-MS, transcends conventional measures including blood samples and breathalyzer exams in terms of delivering more efficient and definitive results.

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