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Test Code Tox Alcohols Toxic Alcohols

Important Note

For ethanol only, order "Rapid Ethanol Level."

Clinical System Name

Toxic Alcohols (M, E, I, A, E GI) at HMC

Synonyms

Blood Alcohol Screen

Ethylene glycol
Isopropanol, Blood
Methanol, Blood

Toxic Alcohol Panel
Toxic Screen: Blood Alcohols

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Dark Green/Sodium Heparin or Red or Gold SST or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 6.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 4.0 mL

 

Note: DO NOT OPEN TUBE. Fill tube by injecting blood through the stopper. For ethanol only, order "Ethanol."

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot:N

Temp:2 - 4  C

Storage location: DO NOT SPIN OR OPEN TUBE.

Send sample to Harborview (HMC) immediately. Sample must be processed at HMC within 2 hours of collection. Handle specimen as STAT. Label the tube with a large computer label, notify Sendouts tech, and refrigerate in the CPA refrigerator. If Send Outs unavailable cab to HMC IMMEDIATELY regardless of order priority; see stat send-outs protocol.

 

Off-site collection: DO NOT SPIN OR OPEN TUBE.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated 2 h
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1 - 2 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Harborview Medical Center

Department

Department:  

Harborview Medical Center

Room GWH47; 325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
 

Phone Number: (206) 744-3451

 

 

Reference Range

 

  Normal Toxic Lethal
Methanol Negative    
Ethanol Negative >150 mG/dL 350 mG/dL
Isopropanol Negative    
Acetone Negative    
Ethylene glycol Negative    

 

 

Methodology

Method: Gas Chromatography

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

82693

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Toxic Alcohol Panel
Reference Test Number: TOXALC
Instructions: If Send Outs is available, notify them immediately regardless of order priority; otherwise Delivery Express to HMC IMMEDIATELY . Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records.