Ethanol


Test Information

Test Name

Ethanol

Synonyms

Alcohol; C2H5OH; ETOH; C2H6O

Department

Biochemistry

Preferred Specimen

Heparin (PLW; PLBOP; PLWHK) or SST (PLR/PLT)

Testing Location

PLBOP; PLR

Turn Around Time

1 Day


Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Availability

Diagnostic purposes only

Preparation

  • Do not use alcohol swab on venepuncture site

Processing Information

Registration Code

ETOH

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • DO NOT open tube, MUST NOT be exposed to air
  • Cannot be test-added

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Tauranga

Process inhouse Biochemistry

- Whakatane

Process in PLBOP Biochemistry

- Rotorua

Process inhouse Biochemistry

- Taupo

Process in PLR Biochemistry


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

24 hours

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

john.woodford@pathlab.co.nz