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.
Specimens in aliquot containers must be sealed immediately after transferring to minimize exposure to air.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: heparin
Serum: Red-top
urine

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