Alcohol, Urine, Quantitative
2010136
Ordering Recommendation

Limited utility in the assessment of acute ethanol exposure. For the assessment of ethanol exposure up to several days post-exposure, Ethyl Glucuronide Screen with Reflex to Confirmation, Urine (2007912) is preferred.

Mnemonic
CDCO ETOH
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 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
Random urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 4 mL urine without additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 years (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Effective August 17, 2015
Drugs CoveredCutoff Concentrations
Ethanol5 mg/dL
Ethyl Alcohol5 mg/dL

Interpretive Data
Methodology: Quantitative Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection
Positive cutoff:
5 mg/dL

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

Statement B: 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.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Code(s)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2010137Alcohol, Urn, Quant5645-7
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