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Alcohols
0090131
Ordering Recommendation

Identify ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone ingestion. For medical purposes only.

Mnemonic
ALCT
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
For medical purposes only. Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure, test upon presentation to hospital. 
Collect
Plain Red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Gray (Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Cap tube tightly to minimize alcohol loss. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood, Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST). 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month. 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Therapeutic Range
0090144Isopropanol (Includes Acetone)Effective February 19, 2013
Available SeparatelyComponentsReference Interval
Yes (0090144)IsopropanolNo therapeutic range - Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
Toxic: > 50 mg/dL
Yes (0090005)Acetone, QuantitativeNo therapeutic range - Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
Toxic: > 100 mg/dL

 EthanolEffective February 17, 2015
No therapeutic range - Test detection limit 5 mg/dL
Therapy for Methanol100-200 mg/dL
Toxic LevelGreater than 250 mg/dL

0090005Acetone, Quantitative
Therapeutic RangeNot well established. Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
Toxic LevelGreater than 100 mg/dL

 MethanolNo therapeutic range - Test detection limit 5 mg/dL
Toxic: Greater than 20 mg/dL

Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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CPT Code(s)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090005Acetone, Quantitative5568-1
0090115Ethanol14336-2
0090145Isopropanol5669-7
0090165Methanol5693-7
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Aliases
  • Acetone
  • Alcohol, Blood
  • Blood Alcohol Level
  • Blood Ethanol Level
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Alcohol, Blood
  • EtOH
  • Isopropanol
  • Methanol
  • Volatiles Screen