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22175 Ethanol, Urine

Ethanol, Urine
Test Code: ETHU
Synonyms/Keywords
​Alcohol
Useful For
​Detecting and monitoring ethanol in urine to confirm ingestion
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​ No ​Urine Sage urine collection container​  Sterile plastic container with no preservatives​ 5 mL​ 3 mL​ 1.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine​ Ambient​ 72 hours​
Refrigerate (Preferred)​ 14 days​
Frozen​ 14 days​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​
1 day​
Beckman AU680 Clinical Chemistry System with Emit Immunoassay
Test Information
This test is a quantitative screen for ethanol in urine by immunoassay.  It is intended for use only in patients where an initial drug screening test has not already been performed (i.e. Point-of-Care drug screening cup, dipstick, etc.). 
 
Ethanol is found in alcoholic beverages as well as common household items such as after-shaves, colognes, perfumes, mouthwashes and medications. 
 
This test is not to be used for legal purposes.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Negative
Interpretation

Current Cutoff Levels for Toxicology

Quantitation in urine does not correlate well with legal blood alcohol levels or degree of intoxication.  Results should not be used for employment or legal purposes.

Results less than 0.010 g/100 mL are considered negative. ​

Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
80307​ 1​ Single Drug Class​ Screen
Classification
Synonyms/Keywords
​Alcohol
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Alcohol
​Cerner ​Ethanol Level Urine
​COM ​Ethanol, Urine
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​ No ​Urine Sage urine collection container​  Sterile plastic container with no preservatives​ 5 mL​ 3 mL​ 1.5 mL​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine​ Ambient​ 72 hours​
Refrigerate (Preferred)​ 14 days​
Frozen​ 14 days​
Useful For
​Detecting and monitoring ethanol in urine to confirm ingestion
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Negative
Interpretation

Current Cutoff Levels for Toxicology

Quantitation in urine does not correlate well with legal blood alcohol levels or degree of intoxication.  Results should not be used for employment or legal purposes.

Results less than 0.010 g/100 mL are considered negative. ​

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday through Friday​
1 day​
Beckman AU680 Clinical Chemistry System with Emit Immunoassay
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
80307​ 1​ Single Drug Class​ Screen
Classification
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.