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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Ethyl Glucuronide, Random Urine

Test Name

Ethyl Glucuronide, Random Urine

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 5mL Urine

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Random urine collected in a sterile container. Ensure both sample and requisition are labelled properly. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label.

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Store and send frozen.

Stability: Stable ambient for < 3 hours and refrigerated for 5 weeks.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Leaking specimens or samples of non sufficient quantity.

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

11 days

Test Utilization

Reference Value

Creatinine: 4.5 - 16.0 mmol/L
pH - Urine: 4.0 - 8.0 Units
Ethanol - Urine: <= 2.4 mmol/L

Ethyl Glucuronide:
Negative < 100 µg/8.8 mmol C
Indeterminate 100-200 µg/8.8 mmol C
Positive ≥200 µg/8.8 mmol C .

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: November 27, 2019