Cansford Labs published a research study poster last week at the 22nd Society of Hair Testing Scientific Meeting held in Cardiff that examined the diagnostic value of sectioning hair samples for EtG analysis. Ethnyl Glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of alcohol produced in the body after alcohol has been consumed.
The study looked at 49 hair samples taken from people who had ‘Stopped’, were ‘Reducing’ or were still actively ‘Using” Alcohol. The samples were cut into segments with the aim of looking at the advantages of EtG testing in sectional patterns with the purpose of corroborating claims of decreasing alcohol intake.
The data summarised on the poster showed the usefulness of segmentation as it provided additional information from patterns of results.