Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Umbilical Cord Tissue Test (9146UC)

Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Umbilical Cord Tissue Test (9146UC)

Analysis Code 9146UC 
Test Name Ethyl Glucuronide Screen, Umbilical Cord Tissue 
Test Includes Ethyl Glucuronide 
Compound Synonym(s) EtG; Ethanol Metabolite; neonatal 
Purpose 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. This test is not New York State approved. 
Category Ethanol Metabolite 
Method(s) High Performance Liquid Chromatography/ Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) 
Specimen Requirements 10 g Umbilical Cord 
Transport Temperature Refrigerated 
Specimen Container Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling 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. Store at refrigerated temperature.
Unacceptable Specimens: Cords soaking in blood or other fluid. Formalin fixed. Tissue that is obviously decomposed. Samples received without cold pack. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: 7 day(s)
Refrigerated: 7 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 7 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria None 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [LC-MS/MS] Monday-Saturday 2nd Shift / 1 day 
Suggested CPT Code 80307 
**Minimum Volume 10 g 
Reflex Testing
(when required, addl' fee may apply)
52364UC - Ethyl Glucuronide Confirmation (Qualitative), Umbilical Cord Tissue 
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