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pawsPathologyManual: Alcohol [Non-Legal]

Lonic Code

 

Test Name

Alcohol [Non-Legal]

Synonyms

Ethanol, Ethyl alcohol, EtOH

Test Consists

 

Specimen Requirements

2 mL whole blood

Volume and Container

Gold top SST tube; red or gold microtainer acceptable

Storage and Transport

Room temperature

Critical Values

Toxic limit >= 300 mg/dL

Causes for Rejection

Wrong container; hemolysis; insufficient quantity; improper labeling

Turn Around Time

Routine: 2-4 hrs;

Urgent/Emergent: 1 hr.

Availability

 

CPT / HCPCS Code

82055

Medicare Fee

 

Comments

 

Row Stamp

17,219,365

Last Updated

10/07/2003 10:59:27

Volume

 

Minimum Volume

1 full gold microtainer

Indications

Intoxication

Professional Fee

 

Tech Charge

 

Total Fee

 

Special Instructions

Do not use alcohol for skin disinfection.

Lab

Core Laboratory,  BI-2023, 706-721-2120

Schedule

24/7/365

Request Form

Frequently Requested Tests requisition. Indicate medical necessity.

Methodology

Advia 1800

Patient Prep

 

Post Processing

 

Collection Guidelines

Do not prepare venipuncture site with any alcohol containing swab.

Reference Range

< 10 mg/dL

Limitations and Contraindications

Low reportable limit < 10 mg/dL. Not valid as legal result.

Interpretation

 

Additional Information

Not valid as legal alcohol result.

CPOE Test Name

Alcohol

Status

1

AUDIT_DEL

 

Attachments

Created at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir
Last modified at 9/8/2014 5:56 PM by Bradshaw, Keir