Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

6 days

Test Includes
1 Acetaldehyde Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
2 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile
3 Methanol Methyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
4 Isopropanol Isopropyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 1 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
5 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
6 Formic Acid Formate; Methanol Metabolite Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 1.0 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

Test Also Known As
Rubbing Alcohol; Wood Alcohol
Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sample Type
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
1.15 mL
Special Handling
Collect sample using alcohol free skin preparation.
Sample Container
Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Royal Blue top tube glass (Trace metal-free; EDTA). Royal Blue top tube (Trace metal-free; EDTA). Lavender top tube (EDTA). Pink top tube (EDTA). Royal Blue top tube, plastic (Trace metal-free; EDTA).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.

Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined

Acetaldehyde is unstable 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.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.