Alert

Methyl Alcohol

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5133
EPIC ORDER
  ALCOHOL, METHYL
CPT Code(s)   80320
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine:
7mL royal blue top preferred; lavender top tube, and gray top tube containing sodium fluoride may be used.
See comments for additional specimen information
  Micro: 500 ul 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: NA
  Critical: >10 mg/dL
     
Comments
DO NOT PREP PATIENT WITH ALCOHOL SWAB. 
Red top pediatric tube must not contain serum separator gel.
Internal Reference Testing Specimen Handling Instructions: Centrifuge, aliquot, freeze

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on June 14, 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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