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Test Code SQ ALC, EPIC LAB46 Alcohol (Medical/Non-Legal), Plasma

Important Note

Results may be affected if the sample was drawn using an alcohol based skin preparation.

Methodology

Enzymatic with Alcohol Dehydrogenase

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Plasma

Container/Tube: Light-green top (lithium heparin gel)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not cleanse patient’s arm with alcohol; medical/non-legal alcohol result.

2. Avoid hemolysis.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Ambient <2 days OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

Therapeutic concentration: none detected

Critical value (automatic call-back): ≥300 mg/dL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Plasma is stable at ambient temperature (15o C-25o C) for 2 days, refrigerated (2o C-8o C) for 2 weeks, or frozen (≤-20oC) 4 weeks.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

80320

G6040 (if appropriate)

Interference Claim

Results may be affected if a patients LDH levels are greater than 2000 U/L.