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. When drawing a blood specimen for alcohol testing, use a nonalcohol-based cleanser at the venipuncture site.
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
80320 (Alt code: G0480)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Methanol blood level
- Methyl Alcohol
- Wood Alcohol