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This test is a lab developed test. For further information, see the Compliance Remarks section below.
Container Type2 mL oxalated whole blood (grey top tube) or 2 mL serum (red top tube) or 2 mL heparinized whole blood (green top tube) or 2 mL EDTA (lavender)
Supply Item Numberpicture1396 or picture1372
Specimen TypeBlood/Serum
Preferred Volume2 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume1 mL
Collection ProcedureDraw blood using non-alcoholic disinfectant.
Store and TransportAmbient (room temperature)
Alternate SpecimensHeparinized whole blood(green top tube), urine or vitreous humor
Limitations10 mg/dL
CPT Codes80320
Interface Order Code84600.Z5
Billing CodeMALC
Test ScheduleMon-Sat
Turnaround Time1-3 days
MethodGas Chromatography/FID
Reference Ranges
Methyl AlcoholNot Detected< 8mg/dL
Compliance RemarksThis test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by PAML. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. PAML is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high-complexity testing.

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o84600.Z5Methyl Alcohol
r84600.Z5Methyl Alcohol84600.Z5Methyl Alcoholmg/dL 9334-4