Purpose
Overexposure/Poisoning Determination
Method(s)
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Ion Chromatography (IC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80320
83921
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

8 days

Test Includes
1 Acetaldehyde Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
2 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol; Metabolite of Ethyl Acetate Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 10 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 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
5 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
6 Formic Acid Formate; Methanol Metabolite Ion Chromatography (IC) mcg/mL 3 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

Test Also Known As
Rubbing Alcohol; Wood Alcohol
Specimen Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
1 mL
Special Handling
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.
Specimen Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Frozen
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate). Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

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.
1 Acetaldehyde Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
2 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol; Metabolite of Ethyl Acetate Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 10 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 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
5 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
6 Formic Acid Formate; Methanol Metabolite Ion Chromatography (IC) mcg/mL 3 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

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