Detect alcohol use for up to 84 Hours
This lateral flow test for ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a unique biomarker of alcohol use, has been optimized for abstinence monitoring. EtG testing previously has been available only through laboratories, at significant cost and several days in transit and processing. The VeriCheck® Rapid EtG urine test delivers accurate, reliable results in as little as one minute, at a fraction of the cost of lab-based EtG tests.
Calibrated Cut-offs for Practical Use
The 500 ng/mL cutoff of the VeriCheck® Rapid EtG dip test is widely considered to be the optimal cutoff for ethyl glucuronide testing for abstinence monitoring. Positive results above the 500 ng/mL threshold for EtG are consistent with recent ingestion of alcohol – up to approximately 48 hours prior to specimen collection. Studies also indicate that positive results at this cutoff are not associated with incidental alcohol exposure, such as from mouthwash or hand sanitizer.
Ethyl glucuronide, or EtG, is a unique biomarker of alcohol use. While there are many types of alcohol, including rubbing alcohol, methanol, acetone (nail polish remover), ethanol (beverage alcohol), EtG testing is specific for the alcohol in alcoholic beverages.
Advantages of EtG testing:
- Direct biomarker indicating recent use
- Longer detection window than traditional alcohol
- Stable in stored specimens (non-volatile)
- Is not formed by fermentation
- Is not detected in urine of abstinent subjects