Ethylene Glycol
0090110
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
ETG
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Tue, Wed, Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure - test upon presentation to hospital.  
Collect
Plain red. Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 or K3EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Whole blood. Gel separator tubes, light blue (citrate), or yellow (SPS or ACD solution).  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Effective February 19, 2013
Therapeutic Range No therapeutic range -​ Limit of detection 5 mg/dL
Toxic Level Greater than 20 mg/dL
Interpretive Data
Toxic concentrations may cause intoxication, CNS depression, metabolic acidosis, renal damage and hypocalcemia. Ethylene glycol is extremely toxic. Ingestion can be fatal if patients do not receive immediate medical treatment.

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Note
CPT Code(s)
82693
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0090110Ethylene Glycol
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Cross References
  • Antifreeze
  • Ethane-1, 2-Diol