Methanol Poisoning Profile, Serum/Plasma Test (2837SP)
||Methanol Poisoning Profile, Serum/Plasma
||Acetaldehyde; Acetone; Ethanol; Formic Acid; Isopropanol; Methanol
||Ethyl Alcohol; Formate; Isopropyl Alcohol; Methanol Metabolite; Methyl Alcohol; Rubbing Alcohol; Wood Alcohol
||Overexposure/Poisoning Determination; This test is New York State approved.
||Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile, Environmental/Occupation Toxin
||Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Ion Chromatography (IC)
||2 mL Serum or Plasma
||Plastic container (preservative-free)
||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
||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.
||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
|Test Summary Sheet
*Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.
**Stated minimum volume allows for a single analysis. Repeat analysis will not be performed.