Ethylene Glycol Level


Sunquest Code:GLYCOL  
Epic Code:LAB8079Epic Name:Ethylene Glycol
Synonyms:1,2 Ethanedial
CPT Code:80320
Test Includes:Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sun; results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:A completed requisition must accompany each specimen. See Associated Links. For additional information, contact HCMC laboratory at 612-873-3001.
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HCMC Requisition



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions:Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compounds into headspace.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL; 0.6 mL minimum or send whole blood. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Stability:Stability is 7 days at room temperature; 30 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin County Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:LAB0000227


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative


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