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Ethylene Glycol

no gel in red top bullet

Tube Type

Also available as part of Alcohol Panel

Test ID   LAB714
EPIC ORDER
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
CPT Code(s)   82693
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   Routine: 30; STAT: 888
Specimen Routine:
7 mL royal blue top preferred; lavender top, and 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 @ 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: <5 mg/dL
  Critical: >/= 5 mg/dL
Comments
DO NOT PREP PATIENT WITH ALCOHOL SWAB
Red top pediatric tubes must NOT contain serum separator gel.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on December 11, 2017

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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