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Lab Dept:

Chemistry

Test Name:

ISOPROPANOL LEVEL

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

ISOP

Synonyms:

Isopropyl Alcohol, 2-Propanol

CPT Codes:

84600 - Volatiles

Test Includes:

Isopropanol level reported in mg/dL.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Volatile, poison evaluation

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry - Sendouts

Referred to:

MedTox Laboratories (MedTox Test: 6)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 day

Special Instructions:

Obtain special tube from the laboratory if needed.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Gray top (K oxalate/Na Fluoride) tube

Draw Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) blood

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

Note: Submission of the minimum volume results in an elevated reporting limit and the inability to repeat analysis.

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine venipuncture, Do Not prep skin with alcohol, use betadine solution

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

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do Not centrifuge. Submit specimen in original collection container. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

None detected

Critical Values:

>3 mg/dL

Limitations:

Reporting limit: 2 mg/dL

Methodology:

Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

References:

MedTox Laboratories Web Page (July 2006) www.medtox.com



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