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ETHYL ALCOHOL BLOOD (ETH)

Department: Core Lab
Test Synonym(s): Ethanol, ETH, Blood alcohol
CPT Codes: 82055
Methodology: Enzymatic
Reference Range: None detected. Toxic >400 mg/dL
Tube Type: Green top (Sodium Heparin) or Red top
Specimen: Blood
Alternate Specimen: Grey top (Sodium Fluoride) or red top (no gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 dark green microtainer
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Temperature: Refrigerated if not delivered immediately
Stability: Refrigerated: 7 days; do not freeze
Reasons for Rejection: Improper container, questionable collection
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour, routine: 2 hours
Special Instructions: Refrigerate if not delivered immediately

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