Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ETHANOL, FORENSIC
For contracted clients only

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: lab3414         Geisinger Epic ID: 108208

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
3 mL whole blood; minimum 1 mL.
Special notes:
Must follow forensic collection protocol.
Testing limited to local police departments (Mahoning Township, Danville, Riverside, and Milton State Police) and forensic urine drug testing collection sites.
Use non-alcoholic wipe to clean collection site.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 3 days. Refrigerated: 5 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded. Deviation from chain of custody (consult with Toxicology Laboratory).

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
Cutoff concentration 0.01 g/dL.
Legal limit: 0.08 g/dL.
CPT code(s):
80320
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Ethanol.
Methodology:
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Synonyms:
Alcohol
Ethanol
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/04/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Toxicology
Technical Lead: Michael Sneidman
Frequency: Monday-Friday, 1st shift
Performed stat? No
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