Methanol
0090165
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
METHANOL
Methodology
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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), green (sodium heparin), gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate).  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze whole blood. Separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Specimens collected in gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) may be transported in the original container.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week (if tightly capped); Refrigerated: 2 weeks (if tightly capped); Frozen: 1 month (except whole blood)  
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, metabolic acidosis, ocular toxicity, CNS depression and fatality if patients do not receive medical treatment.
Note
CPT Code(s)
84600
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0090165Methanol
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Cross References
  • Methanol blood level
  • Methyl Alcohol
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