Toxicology, Volatile Screen
Volatiles Group Toxicology
VOLATILE GROUP SCREEN
ETHYLENE GLYCOL LEVEL
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Gas Chromatography (GC)
Evaluate methanol and isopropanol toxicity, alcohol (ethanol) drug abuse, and ethylene glycol toxicity. Acetone is a metabolite of isopropanol and may be elevated in cases of acute isopropanol ingestion. In diabetic ketoacidosis acetone can also be found in serum concentrations up to 70 mg/dL.
Normal Ranges: None present
Ethanol > 450 mg/dL
Isopropanol > 340 mg/dL
Methanol > 20 mg/dL
Acetone > 20 mg/dL
Ethylene Glycol > 30 mg/dL
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Collect blood in green top tube. Do not remove stopper from collection tube. Refrigerate and send intact specimen. Gray top (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), Red top, SST top, or Lavender top tubes are also acceptable. Other specimen types: Collect or place in clean plastic container, close tightly, and refrigerate. Assay can be performed on whole blood, serum, plasma, gastric washings, or vitreous humor.