Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Ethanol, Blood

CMH Lab Section
Toxicology/TDM

Specimen Requirements
2 ml of blood in a gray or lavender top tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Stat: 2 hrs Routine: 8 hrs

Special Instructions
Minimize aliquotting.

Methodology
Gas Chromatography (GC)

Ranges
Toxic:
Positive in children
>200 mg/dL in adults

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