Sample type: Plasma
Test name: Ethanol a.k.a. alcohol, blood alcohol
Special precautions & notes: Store at 4°C if delay in sending sample to laboratory. Do not use alcohol skin preparation in venesection.
Reference range: Reported in mg/dL. (Blood alcohol limit for driving 80 mg/dL). If results may be required for medicolegal purposes please contact the laboratory before collecting the sample.
Container: Fluoride (grey top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? No
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Section: Automated Laboratory
Turnaround time: 4 hours