Serum test to identify acute alcohol ingestion.
Quantitative Gas Chromatography
For medical purposes only. Timing of specimen collection: Dependent on time of exposure, test upon presentation to hospital.
Plain Red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Gray (Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL) Cap tube tightly to minimize alcohol loss.
Whole blood. Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST).
After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 week; Frozen: 1 months
Effective February 19, 2013
|Normal Range||Not established. Limit of detection varies based on instrumentation.|
|Therapeutic Range||(Therapy for methanol toxicity): 100-200 mg/dL|
|Toxic Level||Greater than 250 mg/dL|
Toxic concentrations may cause inebriation, CNS depression, respiratory depression, mental and motor impairment and liver damage. In children, ethanol ingestion may cause hypoglycemia.
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.
80320 (Alt code: G0480)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0090120||Ethanol, Serum or Plasma - Medical||14336-2|
- Blood Alcohol Level
- Ethanol Blood
- Ethyl Alcohol