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ALCOHOL, ETHYL SERUM OR PLASMA

Test Code
ALC
 
This test is a lab developed test. For further information, see the Compliance Remarks section below.
Synonyms
Blood Alcohol; Ethanol; Alcohol; ETOH
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container Type
Grey top tube preferred. Will test whole blood, serum, and plasma; whole blood (grey top tube) OR plasma 3 mL (grey, green, or lavender top tube); OR serum 3 mL
Supply Item Number
7357
Specimen Type
Whole blood, plasma, or serum
Preferred Volume
7 mL whole blood; 3 mL plasma; 3 mL serum
Emergency Minimum Volume
0.6 mL
Store and Transport
Ambient (room temperature); Refrigerate if specimen arrival will exceed 48 hours
Unacceptable Condition
Do not use ethyl alcohol prep to cleanse skin prior to venipuncture.
Limitations
Container must be kept sealed.
Reference Laboratory
PAML
Reference Lab Test Code
LCA code 910531
CPT Codes
80320, (HCPCS G0480)
Interface Order Code
82055.Z1
Billing Code
ALCOHOLE
Test Schedule
Mon-Sat
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Method
Gas Chromatography/FID
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Alcohol, EthylNot Detected< 8mg/dL
Compliance Remarks
This 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
o82055.Z1Alcohol, Ethyl Serum/Plasma
r82055.Z1Alcohol, Ethyl Serum/Plasma82055.Z5Ethanolmg/dL05643-2
r82055.Z1Alcohol, Ethyl Serum/Plasma82055.Z6Ethanolg/dL35643-2

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