ETHANOL, BLOOD/SERUM

Components
Also see Drug Abuse Screen, Serum or Volatiles Screen.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a grey sodium fluoride tube. Use non-alcohol swabs during collection. Do not remove cap from collection tube. Send whole blood refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: Heparin
Serum: Red-top
Do not remove cap from collection tube and send sample refrigerated.

Methodology
Gas Chromatography

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days

Reference Range
Decision Level:   10 mg/dL  
Low toxic:   >300 mg/dL  
High toxic:   >400 mg/dL  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeETOHC
CPT-4 Code (s)
80320 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
5643-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory