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Volatile Alcohols Panel

Test Name:Volatile Alcohols Panel
Epic Order Code:LAB751  
CPT Code:84600, 82693, 82055, 84600, 82010
Specimen(s) Type:Serum or Plasma; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tube tops are red and purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. After-hours, emergency basis only.
Turn Around Time:STAT: 30 minutes
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen is stable as long as it remains tightly capped.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect transport.
Reference Range:Ethanol Potentially Toxic: > 300 mg/dL
 Acetone Potentially Toxic: > 20 mg/dL
 Isopropanol Potentially Toxic: > 20 mg/dL
 Methanol Potentially Toxic: > 20 mg/dL
 Ethylene Glycol Potentially Toxic: > 30 mg/dl
Additional Information:Do not open tube to remove serum/plasma. Removal of the top can lead to artificially lowered results. Test includes ethanol, acetone, isopropanol, methanol, and ethylene glycol.