ETG Alcohol Test Strips Procedure:
- Remove the ETG test strips from its sealed tube. For best results, the test should be performed within one hour. The tube lid should be closed tightly after removing the individual strip.
- Hold the ETG test strip by the end, where the name is printed. To avoid corrupting the integrity of the strip, do not touch the strip membrane.
- Hold the strip vertically, dip the test strip into the urine specimen container for a minimum of 15-30 seconds. Do not submerge the strip past the maximum line (MAX).
- After 15-30 seconds, remove the ETG strip from the specimen and place it on a non-absorbent flat surface. Start a 5 minute timer and wait for the colored band(s) to appear. The result should be ready within 5 minutes. It is important not to wait more than 10 minutes to interpret the results to avoid an erroneous reading. FORENSIC USE ONLY
- The Ethyl Glucoronide (ETG) are found in the body after being exposed to ethanol, including alcoholic beverages. (ETG) test strips are used as a biological marker of alcohol consumption. This (ETG) test strip is designed to be used in situations where it is necessary to accurately identify the presence of alcohol consumption.
- (ETG) can be detected in the urine for about 2 to 3 days after the last use. These (ETG) strips were specifically calibrated to highlight alcohol consumption. Its detection threshold is designed avoid the false positive results that would be due to incidental alcohol intakes, such as the small amounts that can be ingested when using certain syrups, mouthwashes, hygiene products or other ingestible products. These products should always be considered as “Rule Outs” in the event of a positive result. Positive results should always be immediately secured and sent to a Laboratory for quantitative and definitive testing to ensure accuracy.