Alert

Alcohol Panel

or

no gel in red top bullet

Tube TYpe

Includes:
Test ID   LAB5132
EPIC ORDER
  ALCOHOL PANEL
CPT Code(s)

82492

Includes: Ethanol, Ethylene Glycol, Methanol. Isopropanol/Acetone

Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine: 7 mL blood/royal blue top preferred; lavender top tube, and gray top tube containing sodium fluoride may be used.See comments for additional information
  Micro: 500 µL blood/plain red top pediatric tube, or red top microtainer only
Stability Unopened blood is stable @ 25°C up to 2 days; at 5°C up to 2 weeks
Availability Routine: 24 hr/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
  STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal: undefined
  Critical Value: Varies with alcohol type
     
Comments
DO NOT PREP PATIENT WITH ALCOHOL SWAB!
Red top pediatric tubes must NOT contain serum separator gel.

Reviewed by jcayless on January 29, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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