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Alcohol Profile *

SIM

17225 

CPT

82010;82055;84600 

Synonyms

Volatiles, Blood; Alcohol Panel 

Specimen Type

Whole blood 

Container

2 Gray-top(sodium fluoride) tubes; tubes MUST BE UNOPENED

Collection Instructions

Do not prepare venipuncture site with alcohol or remove stopper from tube. Original tubes must be submitted and tubes must be UNOPENED.

Volume

7 mL.
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL

Additional Information

Do not use this test as Legal alcohol. Evaluates methanol and isopropanol and alcohol drug abuse.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Send original tubes to reference lab

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Green-top tube; Lavender–top tube; Gold-top tube

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Acetone; ethanol; isopropanol; methanol 

Methodology

Gas chromatography 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

007062 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride    

Reviewed Date

1/16/2018 

Supplemental

 *Denotes reference lab test

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