Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

Ethanol (Alcohol, Ethyl)

No gel in red top bullet

Tube Type

Test ID LAB46
EPIC ORDER ETHANOL
CPT Code(s) 82055
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 Spun and separated samples stable 2 days at room temp or refrigerated.
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time Routine: 2 hrs
STAT: 1 hr
Reference Range Normal: <10 mg/dL
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.
Testing is for medical purposes.
For alternate collection tubes see Ethanol, GC.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 07, 2021

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