Methanol Quantitative

Last Modified: 5/1/2020 8:26:10 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Plasma from a Green Top Tube - Na Heparin in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions: Use Betadine or Zephiran as a skin preparation for drawing. Do not use alcohol or alcohol containing solutions as a skin preparation for drawing specimen
Minimum Volume: 0.4 mL Plasma
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST or PST)
Reference Range: <10 mg/dL;
Critical Ranges: Critical Value: >/=10
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Gas Chromatography
Clinical Significance: Detect Use; Evaluate toxcity; 
Methanol is sold as "denatured alcohol" or "wood alcohol." This test is ordered when there is a suspicion of recent exposure to methanol. Methanol is one of the tests included in the blood volatile screen or this test may be ordered individually.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 48 to 96 hours
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Indiana University Health
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 6852
Alternate Test Names: Methanol; Methanol SerPl QN; Methyl Alcohol ; Wood Alcohol
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 80320

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