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Alcohol

Centralized Core Laboratory - : Chemistry

Test ID :
ALCO
Test Workstation :
ACHM5
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Green top (lithium heparin) tube
Minimum Volume:
500 uL
Preferred Volume:
1.5 mL
Storage:
Shipping: Send Refrigerated; Storage Room Temp: 2 days; Refrigerated 2 weeks; Frozen 4 weeks
Availability:
24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Methodology:
Roche-Enzymatic with alcohol dehydrogenase
Special Instructions:
Do not use alcohol or other volatile disinfectants at the site of venipuncture. Levels obtained are for medical use only; not intended for legal use. Deliver specimen to lab immediately. If collected at an offsite location, send by a STAT Courier to Akron Children's lab
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • 50-100 mg/dL: Impairment
  • >100 mg/dL: Depression of CNS
  • >400 mg/dL: Fatalities reported
  • CPT Code:
    82077
    Synonyms:
    Ethanol; ETOH

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