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

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 Covered Cutoff Concentrations
Ethanol 40 mg/dL

Interpretive Data

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

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80307

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090518 Ethanol, Urine, Qual-Medical 5645-7
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Aliases
  • Alcohol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • EtOH
  • Medical Ethanol
  • urine ethanol qualitative
Ethanol, Urine, Qualitative - Medical