ETHYL GLUCURONIDE, UMBILICAL CORD TISSUE, QUALITATIVE

Specimen Required
Collect at least 8 inches of Umbilical Cord. Ensure no ethanol-containing personal care products are used or nearby during collection. Drain and discard any blood. Rinse the exterior of the cord segment with normal saline or water. Pat the cord dry and send in a urine collection cup.

Rejection Criteria
Cords soaking in blood or other fluid. Formalin fixed or decomposed tissue.

Methodology
Qualitative Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Stability
Room temperature: 1 week; Refrigerated: 3 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Ethyl Glucuronide cutoff: 5 ng/g

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time2 - 6 days
Test CodeEGUCT
CPT-4 Code (s)
80321 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
Ethyl Glucuronide, Umbilical Cord Tissue, Qualitative   Not available  

Warde
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Laboratory