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Ethyl Glucuronide to Screen for Ethanol Consumption

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Ethyl glucuronide is a specific metabolite of ethanol, with an ethanol molecular conjugated with glucuronic acid. It is a sensitive measure of exposure to ethanol over a relatively prolonged period, even after ethanol can no longer be detected. It can be a useful test for alcohol treatment programs trying to determine if a person has been abstinent for alcohol.

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