VOLATILES SCREEN

Test Documentation
Components
Includes Ethanol, Isopropanol, Methanol, and Acetone

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a grey sodium fluoride tube. Send 1.0 mL whole blood (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in original tube. Do not open.

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

Methodology
Gas Chromatography

Stability
Room Temperature: Not Recommended; Refrigerated: 7 days

Reference Range
Blood:   None Detected  
Ethanol:   <10 mg/dL  
   Low Toxic   >300 mg/dL  
   High Toxic   >400 mg/dL  
Isopropanol:   <10 mg/dL  
   Toxic   >40 mg/dL  
   Lethal   >150 mg/dL  
Methanol:   <10 mg/dL  
   Toxic   >20 mg/dL  
   Lethal   >50 mg/dL  
Acetone:   <10 mg/dL (serum)   
Levels >50 mg/dL of acetone may indicate severe isopropanol poisoning.

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time1 day
Test CodeVOLAT
CPT-4 Code (s)
80320 (G0480)
LOINC Codes
48342-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory