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Methanol Quantitation, Blood

Test Name:Methanol Quantitation, Blood
Epic Order Code:LAB5009
CPT Code:84600  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum or Plasma; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are red and purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. After-hours, emergency basis only.
Turn Around Time:STAT: 30 minutes
 Routine: 2 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. Do not collect in serum separator tubes.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen is stable as long as it remains tightly capped.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect transport.
Reference Range:Potentially Toxic: >20 mg/dL
Additional Information:Do not open tube to remove serum/plasma. Removal of the top can lead to artificially lowered results.