Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 hour

MiChart Code
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Alcohol, Serum
Ethanol, Serum
Ethyl Alcohol, Serum
ETOH, Serum
Serum Ethanol Level

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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

Collection Offsite

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

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CPT Code
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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.