EtG Urine Tests: Not as Solid as We're Supposed to Believe

Posted On February 23, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

We blogged previously about the new "cutting edge| type of urine test - the EtG urine test. This new type of testing is primarily used for probation violations (where the person is expected to entirely abstain from alcohol) whereas the more traditional form of urine test is used for both violating probationers and prosecuting drivers. One thing both types of urine test have in common is that government scientists don't approve of their use in criminal cases.

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s are not generally accepted by the scientific community, but the Minnesota BCA continues to use them. Now, the US health department's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued its second report in five years calling the EtG test "inappropriate" and "scientifically unsupportable,| yet there is no doubt that Minnesota will continue to use this test to incarcerate its citizens.

If you are on probation, or have a |B-card| restriction on your driver's license, be warned that the use of hand sanitizers or the consumption of sauerkraut may ultimately provide the State with enough evidence to put you in jail.