Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzymatic Rate

Test Usage

Quantitation of ethanol level for medical use only

Reference Range *

None Detected. Legal limit: 80 mg/dl (18 mMol/l)[rev 12/11] Whole Blood. Toxic: > 450 mg/dl. Fatal concentration has been reported to be between 400 and 800 mg/dl (87-174 mMol/l)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 hour

Soft Order Code
ETHAN
MiChart Code
Ethanol
Synonyms
  • Alcohol, Serum
  • Ethanol, Serum
  • Ethyl Alcohol, Serum
  • ETOH
  • ETOH, Serum
  • Serum Ethanol Level
  • ETHFR
  • BLOOD ALCOHOL WITH C.O.C.
  • ETHANOL
  • ETHANOL LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge and refrigerate intact specimen. Do not remove stopper from collection tube. A red top or green top tube is also acceptable.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Additional Information

For other alcohols (isopropanol, methanol) and ethylene glycol, see Volatile Screen by GLC.

Billing
CPT Code
82077
Fee Code
JA048
LOINC
5643-2
NY State Approved
No
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