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  • Ethanol (Alcohol, Ethyl)

Ethanol (Alcohol, Ethyl)

No gel in red top bullet

Tube Type

Also available as part of Alcohol Panel

Test ID   LAB46
EPIC ORDER
  ETHANOL
CPT Code(s)   80320
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine:
7mL royal blue top preferred; lavender top tube, or gray top tube containing sodium fluoride may be used;
See comments for additional information
  Micro: 500 µL blood/plain red top (No Gel) or red top bullet Only
Stability
unopened blood is stable at 25oC up to 2 days; at 5oC up to 2 weeks.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
  STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal: None detected
  Critical: >200 mg/dL; >350 for Emergency Department
Comments
DO NOT PREP PATIENT WITH ALCOHOL SWAB
Red top pediatric tubes must NOT contain serum separator gel.

Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions:

Centrifuge, aliquot, refrigerate

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 22, 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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