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Test Code MEDICAL BLOOD ALCOHOL MEDICAL BLOOD ALCOHOL

Order Code

MBA

Alt Test Name

Alcohol, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, ETOH

Methodology

Colorimetric

Prefered Specimen Type

Green Top (Lithium Heparin)

Other Acceptable Specimens

Red Top or SST

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL Plasma

Stability

Room Temperature ó 2 days; Refrigerated ó 2 weeks; Frozen ó 1 month

Routine Analytic Time

4 Hours

STAT Analytic Time

1 Hour

Department

Chemistry

LOINC Code

5643-2

CPT Code

80320

Special Patient Preparation

Use iodine to prep site. Do NOT use alcohol wipes for patient preparation.