Volatiles Screen

Abbrev Code:VOLSCN   
Order Code:LAB6513Order Name:Volatiles Screen
Methodology:Gas chromatography/Flame ionization detection (GC-FID)
CPT Codes: 80320 x1
Test Includes:Volatiles Screen includes acetone, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and methyl alcohol
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory 24/7; results are reported the same day.
Special Instructions:Send specimens STAT to HCMC using the OnTime courier. A completed HCMC Volatiles Screen Requisition must accompany each specimen.
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HCMC Volatiles Screen Requisition

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Whole blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate)
Collection Instructions:Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace. Alcohol swab for disinfection must NOT be used. Collection site should be prepped with alternate disinfectant prior to collection.
Contraindications:Not in NaF/oxalate tube.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Whole blood. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated.
Stability:8 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; 1 month frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin County Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:See HCMC Volatiles Screen Req


Use:Volatiles screen includes: acetone, ethyl alcohol, isoporopyl alcohol and methyl alcohol.

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