Feb 1, 2018




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Isopropanol (HCISOH) Toxicology Lab Test

Name: Isopropanol

Test Name: Isopropanol

Health Link Test Code: HCISOH

LIS Test Code: ISOH

CPT Code(s): 80307

Included In: Ethylene Glycol and Volatile Screen, Adult Ethylene Glycol and Volatile Screen, Pediatrics Ethylene Glycol and Volatile Screen-Chemistries provided

Methodology: Gas Chromatography

Clinical Information:

For all suspected ingestion cases and after hours testing, please order the Ethylene Glycol and Volatiles (Methanol and Isopropanol) Screen.


Volatiles and Ethylene Glycol testing is performed stat when received between the hours of: 0700-1530 weekdays and limited hours on weekends and holidays.


For more information, please see the test directory entry for Ethylene Glycol and Volatiles Screen.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 3 hours.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Green top

Collection Instructions:

Allow tube to fill completely. Do NOT open tube.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL

Stability Ambient:

1 day

Stability Refridgerated:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

14 days

Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood

Specimen Processing:

Do NOT open or centrifuge. Submit whole blood. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Do NOT open tube. Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.


Clinical intoxication:  40 - 440 mg/dL  
Significant toxicity:  at 340 mg/dL 


Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines

Critical Calls: yes

Additional Information:

All results will be called. Result of "BELOW DETECTION" indicates that the result is below method detection limit of 5 mg/dL.


This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories.  This test meets the standards for clinical testing.  This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.