Ethanol, Urine
Label Mnemonic: UETOH
Epic Lab Code: LAB605
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Collection Medium:
Clear top tube
Alternate Collection Media:
Call laboratory for additional acceptable specimen collection containers.
3.0 mL random urine, no preservative
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
References: (1) Young DS. Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: AACC Press; 1990. (2) Young DS. Effects of Preanalytical Variables on Clinical Laboratory Tests. Washington, DC: AACC Press; 19 93: 3-120, 3-121.
Test Limitations:
CAUTION: Urines containing sugars and contaminated with microorganisms may yield a false positive result due to fermentation of sugar to alcohol. A list of substances and conditions known to affect alcohol concentration in vivo is given by Young (1,2). No representation is made by Boehringer Mannheim regarding the completeness of these lists or the accuracy of the information contained therein.
Enzymatic (ethanol)
CPT Code:
See Additional Information:
Urine Tests Requiring no Preservatives