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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Isopropanol. Blood

Test Name

Isopropanol. Blood

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Red Top

Minimum Volume = 3 ml Blood

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection instructions: Serum collected in red top tube. Avoid gold top (SST).Serum collected in red top vacutainer without gel separator. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Rejection Criteria Gel separator, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity Samples will be rejected.

Stability: After separation from cells, sample is stable in tightly capped tube at ambient temperature for 2 days, refrigerated at 2-8°C for 1 week and frozen at -20°C for 2 weeks.

Transportation: Send sample to core lab as soon as possible.

Required Documentation

Turn Around Time

2 hour stat/trauma 4 hours routine

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

Toxic > 6.7 mmol/L

Test code

SALCS

Methodology

Gas Chromatrography (with FID)

Testing Location

SMH-Biochemistry

Other Information