Monitor exposure to methanol.
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), Green (Sodium or Lithium Heparin), Gray (Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride).
Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 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 weeks; Frozen: 1 month.
Effective February 19, 2013
|Therapeutic Range||No therapeutic range - Limit of detection: 5 mg/dL|
|Toxic Level||Greater than 20 mg/dL|
Toxic concentrations may cause intoxication, metabolic acidosis, ocular toxicity, CNS depression and fatality if patients do not receive medical treatment.
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|
- Methanol blood level
- Methyl Alcohol
- Wood Alcohol