Ethylene Glycol Level

Abbrev Code:GLYCOL   
Order Code:LAB8079Order Name:Ethylene Glycol
Synonyms:1,2 Ethanedial
CPT Codes: 80320 x1
Test Includes:Ethylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sun; results are reported within 2 days.
Special Instructions:Send specimens STAT to HCMC using the OnTime courier. A completed HCMC Ethylene Glycol Requisition must accompany each specimen. See Associated Links. For additional information, contact HCMC laboratory at 612-873-3001.
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HCMC Ethylene Glycol Requisition

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.4 mL
Container:Gray (sodium fluoride + potassium oxalate)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel or lithium heparin, no gel) protect from light, 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:Call On Demand courier and send directly to HCMC at room temperature.
Stability: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:LAB0000277


Reference Range:Negative

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