Ordering Recommendation

Limited utility in the assessment of acute ethanol exposure. For the assessment of ethanol exposure up to several days post-exposure, Ethyl Glucuronide Screen with Reflex to Confirmation, Urine (2007912) is preferred.

Mnemonic
CDCO ETOH
Methodology

Quantitative Gas Chromatography

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

Transfer 4 mL urine without additives or preservatives to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 years (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Effective August 17, 2015

Drugs Covered Cutoff Concentrations
Ethanol 5 mg/dL
Ethyl Alcohol 5 mg/dL

Interpretive Data

Methodology: Quantitative Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection
Positive cutoff:
5 mg/dL

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.  

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.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80320 (Alt code: G0480)

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010137 Alcohol, Urn, Quant 5645-7
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Aliases
Alcohol, Urine, Quantitative