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Ethanol

Alternate names:
Alcohol, ETOH
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
ETOH
Specimen types:
Plasma
Container types:
Fluoride/oxalate tube (grey)
Serum tube with gel
Fluoride/oxalate tube (grey)
Collection Instructions:

Do not use alcohol swab when preparing skin for venepuncture.

Serum also acceptable if test performed ASAP.

Deliver immediately to laboratory

This test is only performed if clinical reasons and results supplied cannot be used for medico-legal purposes 

Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours