Phosphatidylethanol (PEth), Whole Blood


Sunquest Code:PETH  
Epic Code:LAB8163Epic Name:Phosphatidylethanol (PEth)
Methodology:Liquid chromatography/Tandem mass spectrometry
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3-5 days. This test is not available for STAT testing.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:Up to 3 days at refrigerated temperature. For longer storage, freeze.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (MedTox)
Referral Lab number:2804


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:Detect use of ethanol.


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