Purpose
Forensic Analysis; DUI
Method(s)
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80320
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days

Test Includes
1 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 10 Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile
2 Methanol Methyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
3 Isopropanol Isopropyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
4 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

Test Also Known As
Rubbing Alcohol
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
1 mL
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL
Special Handling
Collect sample using alcohol free skin preparation. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into an plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 3 month(s)
Refrigerated: 3 month(s)
Frozen (-20 °C): 8 month(s)
1 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 10 Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile
2 Methanol Methyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
3 Isopropanol Isopropyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
4 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

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