FALCO - Specimen: Alcohol, Methyl

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FALCO    
Alcohol, Methyl

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole Blood NaFl-KOx

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in a grey top (NaF/oxalate) tube(s). Send 1 mL of whole blood refrigerate.

 

Note:  Tubes should be filled to prevent loss of volatile compound into headspace.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

0.25 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood NaFl-KOxRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 180 days
 Ambient 72 hours