Jan 8, 2018




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Alcohol (GM2440) Chemistry Lab Test

Name: Alcohol

Test Name: Alcohol

Health Link Test Code: GM2440

LIS Test Code: ALC

CPT Code(s): 80307

Methodology: Enzymatic

Clinical Information:

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.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green cap with yellow ring (PST)

Also Acceptable: Green top, Red cap with yellow ring (SST), Red top

Collection Instructions:

Do not use alcohol to prepare site of collection.

Collection Volume: Full 4 mL tube

Pediatric Collection Volume: Full 2 mL tube

Stability Ambient:

2 weeks

Stability Refridgerated:

6 months

Stability Frozen:

6 months

Sample Analyzed: Plasma or serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.2 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free plasma/serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

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

Test Limitations:

This result should be used for medical purposes only.