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Ethanol, Urine, Qualitative - Medical
0090518
Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic
ETOH URN
Methodology
Quantitative Enzymatic
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
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
For medical purposes only. 
Collect
Fresh random urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Mix specimen well. Transfer 10 mL aliquot urine to a tightly sealed container for storage and transport. (Min: 0.5 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months 
Reference Interval
Drugs CoveredCutoff Concentrations
Ethanol40 mg/dL

Interpretive Data
Positive cutoff: Ethanol 40 gm/dL
For medical purposes only, not valid for forensic use

Note
CPT Code(s)
80301 (Alt code: G0479)
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0090518Ethanol, Urine, Qual-Medical5645-7
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Aliases
  • Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • EtOH
  • Medical Ethanol
  • urine ethanol qualitative