ETG Alcohol Test
The EtG alcohol test is an instant urine alcohol metabolite test that offers the longest window of detection for alcohol of any test method available…up to 80 hours after consumption. The EtG alcohol test is for forensic use only and is great for abstinence enforcement programs.
Fast and Easy to Use
This EtG instant urine alcohol test measures alcohol metabolites and works like an instant drug test kit. The collector dips the test strip into the specimen cup for 10-15 seconds and lays the test strip flat. After several minutes, lines will develop. A control line first develops to indicate the test kit is working correctly. If a line forms at the Test indicator, it is considered to be a negative test. The presence of the EtG metabolite at or above the cut-off level will prevent a line from forming at the Test indicator; the absence of a line at the Test indicator is read as a positive test.
What is EtG?
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a direct metabolite of ethyl alcohol and is a marker for recent alcohol exposure. EtG may be detectable in the specimen as soon as 2 hours after drinking and may be detected for up to 80 hours after consumption.
What about false positives?
The cutoff level for the EtG alcohol test is 500 ng/ml. This eliminates most false positives that may occur from incidental environmental exposure to alcohol based products.
EtG Product Instructions
Step 1 – Remove cap and dip absorbent tip into the urine sample for 10-15 seconds.
Step 2 – Replace the cap.
Step 3 – Read results at 5 minutes
|Cutoff Level||500 ng/mL|
Read our blog article “Best Practices: EtG Testing for Alcohol Abstinence” to understand how these tests work and what to do when you encounter a positive read result.