Ethanol, Blood

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ETH
POE DESCRIPTION: ALCOHOL; ETHANOL; ETOH
CPT CODE: 82055
DAYS PERFORMED: Specimen accepted daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

If test added onto an existing sample, results may be lower than with a fresh specimen.

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube or SSTTM tube.  Gray top (sodium fluoride) tube acceptable for storing blood prior to analysis.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum, plasma)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 0.4 mL blood (0.2 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: None detected. Clinically intoxicated: 150 mg/dL. 80 mg/dL (0.08%) is the legal intoxication limit in the State of Illinois.
CRITICAL VALUES: >80 mg/dL
LAST UPDATED:

9-10-2012

TEST SYNONYM(S):Alcohol, Serum; Blood Alcohol Level; Blood Ethanol Level; Ethyl Alcohol, Blood, EtOH