ETHYLENE GLYCOL

Components
Please note: Ethylene glycol will no longer be offered as part of a panel. It will be offered as a single test. You may also order the Volatiles screen if testing for Ethanol, Isopropanol, Methanol and Acetone are requested.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a red-top. Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 2 hours. Send 2.5 mL serum (2.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Gray-Sodium Fluoride

Methodology
Gas Chromatography- FID

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Negative, Critical >20 mg/dL
Decision Level 5 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeSEYGC
CPT-4 Code (s)
82693
LOINC Codes
5646-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory