K56b Alcohol is detectable by urinalysis within 6-24 hours(5 days with EtG). In blood its for up to 12 hrs. What is Etg?
Not medical advice: Ethyl Glucuronide is a chemical compound formed when the body breaks down alcohol, specifically ethanol. Ethyl Glucuronide is abbreviated: EtG.
EtG is detected through urinalysis or hair alcohol testing. The advantage of EtG testing is that it is a direct result of having consumed any amount of alcohol, even a single drink. Other tests rely on a larger amount of consumption. Also, EtG can be detected up to five days after alcohol was consumed.
The downside to EtG testing is that it is very sensitive. This causes frequent false-positives. Since EtG is produced through the metabolism of alcohol, it doesn’t only exist in the bodies of alcohol drinkers, but anyone that has come in physical contact with alcohol. This includes some over-the-counter medications as well as everyday items like hand sanitizer and mouthwash.