Feb 5, 2018




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Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol (HCPRGL) Toxicology Lab Test

Name: Propylene Glycol

Test Name: Propylene Glycol

Health Link Test Code: HCPRGL

LIS Test Code: PRGL

CPT Code(s): 82492

Test Component:

Propylene glycol

Methodology: Gas Chromatography

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red top

Collection Volume: 3 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

7 days

Stability Refridgerated:

14 days

Stability Frozen:

14 days

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge as soon as possible. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial and refrigerate. Freeze sample if unable to analyze within 8 hours.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes are not acceptable.

Additional Information:

Lower limit of detection is 2.0 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.