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Epic Test Name ALCOHOL ETHYL
Components
Synonyms Ethanol Level
ETOH
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Preferred Green/yellow (lithium heparin) collection tube, ACCEPTABLE: Plain RED, K2-EDTA, NaF/ Na² EDTA
Specimen Type Blood
Preferred Collection Volume 3 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 3 mL; Neonate 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions Do not use alcohol or other volatile disinfectants at the site of venipuncture. To ensure sample‘s integrity, specimen must not be opened prior to analysis. Refrigerate specimen if testing is delayed more than one hour. Cannot not be used for Legal or chain-of Custody.
Specimen Handling Specimen must not be opened prior to analysis. Refrigerate specimen if testing is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection Criteria Hemolysis
Methodology Enzymatic with alcohol dehydrogenase
Reference Range <10 mg/dL None Detected.
CPT Code(s) 82055
Department Chemistry
Contact Information Lab (main): 214-633-5227
Turn Around TimeSTAT one hr; Routine less than 4 hrs
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Chemistry
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 04/09/2018


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