Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Blood Test (3310B)

Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Blood Test (3310B)

Analysis Code 3310B 
Test Name Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Blood 
Test Includes Acetaldehyde; Paraldehyde 
Compound Synonym(s) Paraldehyde Metabolite 
Purpose Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved. 
Category Environmental/Occupation Toxin 
Method(s) Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) 
Specimen Requirements 2 mL Blood 
Transport Temperature Frozen 
Specimen Container Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate) 
Special Handling Immediately process sample after collection and store at frozen conditions both post-collection and during transport to the lab. 
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. 
Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT [Headspace GC] Tuesday Thursday Sunday / 3 days 
Suggested CPT Code 82542 
**Minimum Volume 0.7 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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