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ALCOHOL,BLOOD

Test Name  ALCOHOL,BLOOD  
Mnemonic  ALC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82055 
Department  Main Lab 
Container  Plasma Separator 
Alternative Container  Serum Separator 
Handling  Do not use alcohol to prep venipuncture site Do not open tube until immediately prior to testing Centrifuge within 4 hrs of collection Send entire specimen, unopened  
Preferred Volume  1.0 ML heparinized plasma or serum 
Minimum Volume  0.5ML 
Stability  2 DAYS ROOM TEMP; 2 WEEKS REFRIGERATED; 4 WEEKS FROZEN 
Reject Criteria  DRAW SITE CLEANSED WITH ALCOHOL; tube opened prior to receipt in lab 
Component   
Methodology  Enzymatic 
Units  MG/DL 
Reference Range   <10 MG/DL  
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed  DAILY 
Reported   Routine 4 hr, STAT 1hr 
Note   
LOINC   5643-2 
Cross References   
Referred Lab   
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