METHANOL

Components
Also see Volatiles Screen.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a grey sodium fluoride tube. Send 5.0 mL whole blood (1.0 mL minimum) refrigerated. Do not open container.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: heparin
Serum: Red-top
urine, gastric fluid, vitreous fluid

Methodology
Gas Chromatography

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days

Reference Range
Decision level: 10 mg/dL
Toxic: >20 mg/dL
Lethal >50 mg/dL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeMETHL
CPT-4 Code (s)
80320 (84600)
LOINC Codes
5693-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory