Alcohol, Ethyl - Legal Blood


Sunquest Code:LETOH  
Epic Code:LAB3583Epic Name:Legal Blood Alcohol
Methodology:Gas chromatography; flame ionization detection
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate)
Collection Instructions:Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into head space.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Send whole blood. Do not process. Room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:341


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