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Test ID FEGUC Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Umbilical Cord Tissue

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Umbilical Cord Tissue

Container/Tube: Plastic, preservative-free container

Specimen Volume: 10 grams

Collection Instructions: Ensure sample is not exposed to ethanol-containing vapors or liquids during collection and storage. Collect at least 6 inches of umbilical cord (approximately the length of an adult hand). Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or sterile water. Pat the cord dry and place in container for transport. Ship refrigerated in a preservative-free, plastic container.

Unacceptable Specimens: Cords soaking in blood or other fluid. Formalin fixed. Tissue that is obviously decomposed. Samples received without cold pack.

Useful For

Perinatal Drug Testing; Drug of Abuse Monitoring; Exclusion Screen; The presence of EtG in umbilical cord tissue suggests maternal exposure to ethanol, but the route of exposure (e.g., transdermal vs. oral) cannot be determined.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FEYGC Ethyl Glucuronide Conf (Qual), UC No No

Testing Algorithm

If appropriate, confirmation testing will be performed at no additional charge.

Method Name

High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

Reporting Name

Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, UC

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

10 grams

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Tissue Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Reporting limit(s) determined each analysis.

None Detected  ng/g

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday - Sunday

Performing Laboratory

NMS Labs

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FEGUC Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, UC Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z5533 Ethyl Glucuronide Not Provided

NY State Approved


Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.