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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.


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


G6040 (if appropriate)

Interference Claim

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