Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Blood Test (3310B)
||Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Blood
||Therapeutic Drug Monitoring; This test is New York State approved.
||Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
||2 mL Blood
||Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate)
||Immediately process sample after collection and store at frozen conditions both post-collection and during transport to the lab.
|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.
|Day(s) Test Set-up / TAT
||[Headspace GC] Tuesday Thursday Sunday / 3 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.