Ethylene Glycol Overexposure Profile, Serum/Plasma Test (2055SP)

Ethylene Glycol Overexposure Profile, Serum/Plasma Test (2055SP)

Analysis Code 2055SP 
Test Name Ethylene Glycol Overexposure Profile, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Ethylene Glycol; Formic Acid; Oxalate 
Compound Synonym(s) Antifreeze; Formate; Oxalic Acid 
Purpose Overexposure/Poisoning Determination; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Poison, Solvent, Biological Marker, Poison, Environmental/Occupation Toxin 
Method(s) Enzymatic Assay (EZA)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Ion Chromatography (IC) 
Specimen Requirements 4 mL Serum or Plasma 
Transport Temperature Frozen 
Specimen Container Plastic container (preservative-free) 
Special Handling Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube
Plasma: Collect sample in Green top tube (Sodium Heparin)
Promptly centrifuge with refrigeration and separate Serum or Plasma into chilled plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. Freeze immediately and ship with dry ice.
Ascorbic acid at very high concentration (exceeding 51 mcmol/mL plasma) can interfere. It is recommended that patients refrain from taking excessive amounts of vitamin C or vitamin C rich food for at least 48 hours prior to collection. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 1 day(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 7 day(s) 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Known Interference(s) Oxalate [EZA]: ascorbic acid 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [EZA] Wednesday / 1 day
[GC] Monday / 3 days
[IC] Wednesday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 83945
82693
83921 
**Minimum Volume 1.7 mL 
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*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.


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