VLTS - Overview: Volatile Screen, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: VLTS    
Volatile Screen, Serum

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

Detection and quantitation of acetone, methanol, isopropanol, and ethanol in serum


Quantification of the concentration of ethanol in serum correlates with degree of intoxication


Evaluation of toxicity to the measured volatile substances

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test includes analysis for methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and acetone.

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

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

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


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

Volatile Scrn, S

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

Ethyl Alcohol
ETOH (Ethanol)