Ethanol, Urine


Sunquest Code:UETOH  
Epic Code:LAB389Epic Name:Ethanol Urine
Synonyms:Alcohol, Urine Qualitative
Methodology:Bichromatic rate
CPT Code:80320
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Positive results are unconfirmed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and should be used for medical treatment purposes only. It should not be used for legal purposes or employment testing.
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Urine Collection Procedure



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Urine, random collection
Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 0.2 mL. Immediately place urine sample in small, tightly sealed container to minimize evaporation.
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Aliquot 5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator. Freeze samples not analyzed within 72 hours.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 72 hours. Alternatively, ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative. A positive urine ethanol result indicates immunoreactivity of greater than 50 mg/dL.
Use:Suspected ethanol abuse.


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