ALCOHOL (ETOH) LEVEL

Code
403.0290
Name
ALCOHOL (ETOH) LEVEL
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Blood Alcohol; Ethanol
CPT Codes
82055
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Room Temperature
2 day stability

Refrigerated
2 week stability

Frozen
1 month stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Use non-alcohol prep.

Reference Range

0.01-0.05% Sobriety
0.03-0.12% Euphoria
0.09-0.25% Excitement
0.18-0.30% Confusion
0.27-0.40% Stupor
0.35-0.50% Coma
>0.45% Possible death

Methodology

Enzymatic

Clinical Significance

Used in diagnosis and treatment of alcohol intoxication and poisonings.

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