Advantages of EtG Alcohol Testing
Reflects a Longer Period
Standard urine alcohol testing and breathalyzer tests can only detect recent alcohol use — meaning alcohol consumed within the past 24 hours. This is because our bodies process alcohol very rapidly, at the pace of about one alcoholic drink per hour.
The EtG alcohol test can detect alcohol consumption over a much longer period of time, though: up to 80 hours. This is because EtG alcohol testing measures the level of a special metabolite, ethyl glycuronide (EtG), that’s only created when alcohol is present in the bloodstream. As alcohol use increases, more EtG markers are found in the bloodstream, and they don’t disappear as quickly as the other markers of alcohol consumption measured in different tests. By looking at EtG levels in the bloodstream, this type of alcohol testing can reveal if your workers, family members, or patients have drank alcohol further back than 24 hours.
More Accurate Results
While traditional alcohol testing relies on ethanol alcohol levels that are undetectable after a short period, urine EtG alcohol testing measures EtG levels that don’t quickly fade. This means the results are more accurate than your typical alcohol test. In fact, EtG alcohol testing can be combined with EtS alcohol testing for even more accuracy.
You can also combine your EtG alcohol testing with a Medical Review Officer (MRO) service that will review your prescriptions to ensure you weren’t exposed to products or medications that could produce EtG or EtS positive test results.
Once the specimen is collected, EtG alcohol testing is a relatively quick process. Expect to hear results within 2 – 3 days. At ARCpoint Labs, you can receive your results online, via fax, or through US mail. We aim to return reliable, confidential results to your business as soon as possible.
Get EtG Alcohol Testing in Kansas City’s Northland
Ready to try EtG alcohol testing at your North Kansas City business? ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North provides drug and alcohol testing services for Northland businesses and individuals, including EtG alcohol testing.
To learn more about our services or to discuss EtG alcohol testing for your business, contact ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City North online or at (816) 399-4597.