Test Name: Alcohol
Health Link Test Code: GM2440
LIS Test Code: ALC
CPT Code(s): 80307
Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) method is used for medical alcohol levels only. Legal alcohols are performed by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)
Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top
Do not use alcohol to prepare site of collection.
Collection Volume: Full 4 mL tube
Pediatric Collection Volume: Full 2 mL tube
Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum
Testing Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
0 days and up: 0.0 g/dL
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
This result should be used for medical purposes only.