Test Details

Mnemonic

VOLAT

Ordering Code

1755005

CPT-4 Code(s)

80320 (G0480)

Specimen Information

Collect

Gray sodium flouride. Do not remove cap from collection container.

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL whole blood in original tube. Do not open.

Alternate Specimen

Green sodium or lithium heparin, serum from red top, urine

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Whole blood: Unacceptable; Plasma/serum/urine: 30 days

Methodology

Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection
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Reference Range

Ethanol Decision Level: 10 mg/dL
Toxic: >300 mg/dL
Note: There is no toxic level for urine ethanol.

Isopropanol Decision Level: 10 mg/dL
Toxic: >40 mg/dL

Methanol Decision Level: 10 mg/dL
Toxic: >20 mg/dL

Acetone Decision Level: 10 mg/dL
Toxic: >50 mg/dL
Acetone levels greater than 50 mg/dL may
indicate severe isopropanol poisoning.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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