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Posted over 1 year ago.

would have been helpful for them to order an etg test if i had consumed eh ? has been almost 10 days back now thank you all for your posts .

Becket J. Jones
Becket J. Jones, Criminal Defense Attorney - Kalamazoo, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

ETG test are too expensive for a probation office to administer frequently, which is one of the reasons you have to go to a private lab.

Hope you are able to explain the situation to a Judge.

Best of Luck.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

i thought they were only around 35 dollars but its been way to long now

Becket J. Jones
Becket J. Jones, Criminal Defense Attorney - Kalamazoo, MI
Posted over 1 year ago.

The cost of a 5 panel drug screen is usually in the $35 range in my experience with referring clients to different labs. However, ETG testing is a slightly different animal, as not every lab offers the testing. In my experience ETG testing is usually more than $35 per test.

Further, from a probation office / court administration perspective - $35 per test is VERY expensive. Especially when the probation office is in charge of looking over the shoulder of a few hundred individuals - the dollars add up quickly.

Either way, I hope your issue has or will work itself out in the end.