Methanol Poisoning Profile, Serum/Plasma Test (2837SP)

Methanol Poisoning Profile, Serum/Plasma Test (2837SP)

Analysis Code 2837SP 
Test Name Methanol Poisoning Profile, Serum/Plasma 
Test Includes Acetaldehyde; Acetone; Ethanol; Formic Acid; Isopropanol; Methanol 
Compound Synonym(s) Ethyl Alcohol; Formate; Isopropyl Alcohol; Methanol Metabolite; Methyl Alcohol; Rubbing Alcohol; Wood Alcohol 
Purpose Overexposure/Poisoning Determination; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile, Environmental/Occupation Toxin 
Method(s) Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Ion Chromatography (IC) 
Specimen Requirements 2 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 Lavender top tube (EDTA) or Pink top tube.
Collect sample using alcohol free skin preparation. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines. 
Light Protection Required Not Required 
Stability Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined

Acetaldehyde is an unstable compound post-collection and will both form and degrade under certain sample handling conditions. Even when extreme precautions are taken to maintain the integrity of Acetaldehyde during sample collection, transport and analysis, the results will be affected under typical collection and laboratory procedures. 
*Rejection Criteria Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST). 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [Headspace GC] Tuesday Thursday Sunday / 3 days
[IC] Wednesday / 7 days 
Suggested CPT Code 80320
**Minimum Volume 1 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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