Alcohol Testing – EtG
Alcohol testing and EtG testing are both available in all areas of the United States from US Drug Test Centers. Alcohol testing and EtG testing are available for individuals. For employer workplace testing, alcohol should be tested using breath or with blood samples. DOT regulated employers must use breath alcohol testing (BAT) for compliance with DOT alcohol testing requirements. Most non-DOT workplace drug free workplace program also use breath alcohol testing.
Court Ordered Alcohol Testing - Many jurisdictions have defined alcohol concentrations in terms of breath instead of blood, there is a one to one correlation between a breath alcohol level and a blood alcohol level. An individual at a 0.08% blood alcohol level will be at a 0.08% breath alcohol level. US Drug Test Centers can provide you with compliance for your court ordered alcohol testing. Urine alcohol testing is available as well as EtG alcohol testing with urine or hair.
EtG Alcohol Testing
Ethanol also commonly called ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts. EtG is a direct metabolite of alcohol (ethanol); the presence of EtG in urine, hair and blood may be used to detect recent ethanol ingestion, even after ethanol is no longer measurable. The presence of EtG in urine is an indicator that ethanol was ingested and can be detected in urine for up to 80 hours after ingestion. EtG is only evident when ethanol is ingested and is not produced as a result of fermentation. In addition to EtG, recent scientific studies have identified ethyl sulfate (EtS) as a second specific metabolite or biomarker of ethanol.
EtG testing is used for monitoring alcohol abstinence for probation programs, court ordered cases, child custody cases, drug court cases, DWI cases and other situations where the person is absolutely prohibited from consuming any alcohol. EtG alcohol testing is appropriated for court ordered programs or treatment programs. EtG will show consumption of any alcohol going back 80 hours on a urine EtG test and up to 90 days on a hair EtG test.
EtG is not appropriate for workplace drug testing as it does not detect current impairment or prove current consumption of alcohol during hours.
Urine Alcohol Testing
Standard urine alcohol testing may not be best suited for workplace testing. The challenge is that a positive urine alcohol test is not indicative of alcohol impairment nor does it definitively indicate beverage alcohol consumption. US Drug Test Centers recommends breath alcohol testing for workplace clients who wish to determine impairment or prohibited use of alcohol. In some circumstances, a blood alcohol test may be an acceptable testing method.
- Breath Alcohol Testing – Common for DOT required alcohol testing, a breath alcohol test determines how much alcohol is in your blood by measuring the amount of alcohol in the air you breathe out (exhale). The test is performed by a trained breath alcohol technician (BAT) using an Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) device. For workplace alcohol testing DOT or Non-Dot, breath alcohol testing is recommended to determine current impairment.
- Blood Alcohol Testing – Although invasive for workplace testing, a blood alcohol test does measure the amount of alcohol (ethanol) in your body. Blood alcohol testing is utilized in some States where required for workplace alcohol testing such as Florida.
- Urine Alcohol Testing – This method has the advantage of being inexpensive and easy to do in cases where urine drug testing is already in place, but it also has significant disadvantages for workplace drug testing. The main disadvantage to testing for alcohol in urine is the difficulty in relating the urine concentration of alcohol to the legal benchmark, which is blood alcohol. A urine alcohol test does not prove current impairment.
- EtG Alcohol Testing Urine – Becoming very popular for zero tolerance or abstinence programs, urine EtG alcohol testing has an approximate 80 hour lookback period for any consumption of alcohol. The EtG (Ethyl glucuronide) Urine Alcohol Test checks for the presence of the ethyl (drinking) alcohol metabolite, ethyl glucuronide. The detection period is generally up to 80 hours after ingestion.
- EtG Alcohol Testing Hair - The EtG Hair Alcohol Test can detect ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol within the past 7 to 90 days. The hair EtG alcohol test measures average alcohol consumption over a period of approximately three months and can provide a behavioral indication of consumption of alcohol. Many court ordered testing are now requiring the hair EtG alcohol test. This test is an indicator of a behavioral issue – not current impairment.
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Hair Testing – EtG Alcohol
The EtG Hair Alcohol Test can detect ingestion of Ethyl Alcohol within the past 7 to 90 days. EtG is a metabolite of Ethyl Alcohol, and can be detected for longer periods of time after ingestion than simply testing for Ethyl Alcohol. This test is not an under the influence test.
The detection of EtG in hair as a measure of chronic excessive alcohol consumption (as supported by the Society of Hair Testing) has become more prevalent in the drug and alcohol testing industry in the past decade.
Hair is an important sample material for determining substance misuse. This is because all foreign substances, regardless of their nature, become imbedded and remain in the hair for a long time. The analysis of chronic or excessive alcohol abuse is hair is achievable due to direct ethyl glucuronide (EtG) alcohol markers. The hair EtG alcohol test measures average alcohol consumption over a period of approximately three months, indicates the level of alcohol use during that time period, and can provide a behavioral indication of excessive use.
US Drug Test Centers has facilities nationwide that are available for alcohol testing for breath alcohol testing, blood alcohol testing and EtG alcohol testing using urine or hair as a specimen. Call Now! (XXX) XXX-XXXX for immediate service for your alcohol testing needs.