Ordering Recommendation

Urine screening and confirmation test to identify acute alcohol ingestion.

Mnemonic
CDASUALC
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Alcohol Dehydrogenase/ Qualitative Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transport 10 mL urine. (Min: 2 mL)
Newborn minimum: 1 mL for the initial test and 1 mL for the confirmation of screen positive.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Remarks

If applicable, indicate NEWBORN prominently on the test request form.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 years

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

Positive cutoff 40 mg/dL, screen and confirmation. 

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If screen is positive, then confirmation by gas chromatography/flame ionization detection will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80307; if reflexed, add 80320 (Reflexed Alt Code: G0480 )

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0092280 Drug Screen and Conf, Alcohol, Urine 42242-8
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Aliases
  • Alcohol Metabolite, with Confirmation, with medMATCH, Urine
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • EtOH
  • urine alcohol concentration
Drugs of Abuse Test, Alcohol, Urine - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation