Test Name: Methanol
Health Link Test Code: HCMEOH
LIS Test Code: MEOH
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
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.
Collection Container: Green top
Allow tube to fill completely. Do not open tube.
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.5 mL
Sample Analyzed: Whole Blood
Do NOT open or centrifuge. Submit whole blood. Refrigerate.
Do NOT open tube. Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
|Clinical intoxication:||20 - 400 mg/dL|
|Significant toxicity:||at 20 mg/dL|
Interpretation Type: Interpretive Guidelines
Critical Calls: yes
All results will be called. Result of "BELOW DETECTION" indicates that the result is below method detection limit of 10 mg/dL. Methanol is commonly referred to as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol.
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.