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Test Catalog

Test ID: ALC    
Ethanol, Blood

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood NaFl-KOx

Advisory Information

This test is not performed using chain of custody. For chain of custody testing order COCH / Chain-of-Custody Processing.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Grey top (potassium oxalate/sodium fluoride)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Specimen must be sent in original tube.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen. 

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL or amount to fill 1 tube

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole Blood NaFl-KOxRefrigerated (preferred)72 hours
 Frozen 14 days
 Ambient 24 hours