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Alcohol, Medical  (ALCOHOL)

Synonyms:  BA, Blood Alcohol, Ethanol, ETOH
Specimen:  Blood; Green (lithium heparin), Alternate: (1) SST (serum separator), Red (no preservative), Green (lithium heparin) or Gray (sodium Collect specimen using non-alcohol germicidal solution to cleanse the skin. Transport specimen tube on ice to the laboratory.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  100 microL plasma/serum
Collection:  Keep specimen tube closed and on ice until analyzed. Analyze within 20 minutes of collection. If testing is delayed, transfer serum or plasma to a tightly capped plastic aliquot tube and freeze at - 20°C within 15 minutes of collection.
Storage:  Collect and transport on ice. Analyze within 20 minutes or freeze witbin 15 minutes of collection.
Rejection Criteria:  Exceeding time limit for analyzing specimen; not transported on ice; improper labeling.
Reference Range:  None detected
Methodology:  This ethyl alcohol assay is based on an enzymatic reaction.
Test Use:  For medical use only. For information regarding legal testing contact AnMed Laboratory Client Services at (864)512-1816.
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Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory