Ordering Recommendation

Use to identify ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone ingestion. For medical purposes only.




Quantitative Gas Chromatography




1-3 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.


Plain Red. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Gray (Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride).

Specimen Preparation

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. When drawing a blood specimen for alcohol testing, use a nonalcohol-based cleanser at the venipuncture site.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Whole blood, Plasma Separator Tubes (PST), Serum Separator Tubes (SST).


After separation from cells: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month.

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Interpretive Data
Acetone, Quantitative Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
No therapeutic range
Toxic Level: Greater than 100 mg/dL
Ethanol Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
Therapy for Methanol: 100-200 mg/dL
Toxic Level: Greater than 250 mg/dL
Isopropanol Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
No therapeutic range
Toxic Level: Greater than 50 mg/dL
Methanol Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL
No therapeutic range
Toxic Level: Greater than 20 mg/dL

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

80320 (Alt code: G0480)


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090005 Acetone, Quantitative 5568-1
0090115 Ethanol 14336-2
0090145 Isopropanol 5669-7
0090165 Methanol 5693-7
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  • Acetone
  • Alcohol, Blood
  • Blood Alcohol Level
  • Blood Ethanol Level
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Alcohol, Blood
  • EtOH
  • Isopropanol
  • Methanol
  • Volatiles Screen