Ethanol, Grand Itasca

Sunquest Code:GHETH  
Epic Code:LAB7040Epic Name:Ethanol GH
Synonyms:Alcohol Level, Blood; Ethyl Alcohol
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:Ethyl alcohol for medical purpose only. Not for legal use.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel) (Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Collection Instructions:Use a non-alcohol germicidal solution to cleanse the skin. The collection tube should be completely filled and kept tightly stoppered at all times.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not remove stopper. Centrifuge and store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:3 days refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Grand Itasca GICH)


Critical Range:Greater than 0.300%
Reference Range:Greater than 0.01%
Use:Suspected ethanol abuse.

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