Since 1963, Friends Medical Laboratory has been a partner in the fight against drug addiction. We pioneered the use of thin layer chromatography for drug treatment monitoring and have continued to add newer, modern technologies as the industry has evolved including Oral Fluids, Hair and LCMS analysis.
Together with Friends Multi-Services, we remain driven to meet your drug abuse treatment and business needs.
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What is Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) ?Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of alcohol and accounts for a very small percentage of alcohol metabolisms. It is formed in the body as a consequence of alcohol consumption. There is essentially no EtG present in the urine unless alcohol is consumed.
What are the advantages for testing for EtG over traditional urine alcohol testing?EtG offers a much longer window of detection after the consumption of alcohol as compared to traditional testing in urine. Among individuals who are not alcoholics participating in a controlled drinking study, ethanol has been detected in urine samples for up to 24 hours after drinking approximately the equivalent of six 12 ounce glasses of beer. EtG...
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