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Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Serum or Plasma
0091449
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PARALDEHY
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Gray (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride) or plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma or serum from cells ASAP. Transfer 2 mL plasma or serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube and freeze immediately. (Min: 0.7 mL). 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Thawed specimens. Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Undetermined 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
80375 (Alt code: G0480)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0091142Acetaldehyde21048-4
0091446Paraldehyde18391-3
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Aliases
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Arava
  • Paral

Performed at National Medical Services (NMS)