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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Methanol, Urine Random

Test Name

Methanol, Urine Random

Urine sample Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Sterile Container

Minimum Volume = 5 mL Urine

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect random sample in a sterile container. 10 mL urine in screw cap container. Includes Cocaine metabolite, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Amphetamines, Oxycodone, Cannabinoids,Fentanyl Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label or requisition.

Special Instructions Centrifuge all urine samples before analysis. Samples should be within the normal physiological pH range of 5-8.

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

Stability: Stable in tightly capped container refrigerated at 2-8°C for 1 week and frozen at -20°C or colder for 2 weeks.

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

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Hour Trauma / Stat

4 Hours routine for screen results. 2 Days for confirmatory

Test Utilization

Reference Value

< 0.5 mmol/L

Test Code



Gas Chromatrography (with FID).

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: September 27, 2019