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Lab Test Dictionary

Ethanol (Alcohol)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2 Hours

Stat TAT

1 Hour

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) or fluoride oxalate (gray-top) tube or serum collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable. Do not cleanse the sample draw site with alcohol or other volatile disinfectants. Use only aqueous disinfectants.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2 Days; Refrigerated: 2 Weeks; Frozen: 1 Month

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma.

Included Tests

Avoid contamination and evaporation. Cap all sample cups. If a test needs to be repeated, use a freshly filled cup.