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Test ID: ALCX    
Ethanol, Chain of Custody, Blood

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Detection of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) in blood to document prior consumption or administration of ethanol

 

Quantification of the concentration of ethanol in blood correlates directly with degree of intoxication

 

Chain-of-custody is required whenever the results of testing could be used in a court of law. Its purpose is to protect the rights of the individual contributing the specimen by demonstrating that it was under the control of personnel involved with testing the specimen at all times; this control implies that the opportunity for specimen tampering would be limited.

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
COCHChain of Custody ProcessingNoYes

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Headspace Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (HSGC-FID)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Ethanol, CoC, B

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Alcohol
Ethanol
Ethyl Alcohol
ETOH (Ethanol)