Purpose
Postmortem Evaluation
Method(s)
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
80307
New York State Approval Status

Approved

Turnaround Time

5 days (If Positive: 12 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

Reflex Tests
Test Code Test Name
5150B Betahydroxybutyric Acid Confirmation, Blood
Specimen Type
Blood
Requested Volume
2 mL
Minimum Volume
0.6 mL
Special Handling
Collect sample using alcohol free skin preparation.
Specimen Container
Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
None

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical specimen submissions only.

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 day(s)
Refrigerated: 1 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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