The Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG) Rapid Test Cassette (Urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Ethyl Glucuronide in urine at a cut-off concentration of 500 ng/mL.
Ethyl glucuronide (ETG) is a metabolite of ethyl alcohol which is formed in the body by glucuronidation following exposure to ethanol, usually from drinking alcoholic beverages. After Alcohol is absorbed by the body, 90-95% Alcohol is oxidized with the help of emzymes. Only 0.5%-1.5% Alcohol integrates with glucose into Ethyl Glucuronide. ETG remains in urine longer period than Alcohol. When low Alcohol volume is drunk (such as 0.1g/kg), ETG detection window varies from 13 - 20hours after drinking. However, maximum ETG detection window can be 80 hours for high Alcohol volume drinking.