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26184 Ethylene Glycol, Serum (ETGL)

Ethylene Glycol, Serum (ETGL)
Test Code: ETGLSO
Useful For

​Confirming and monitoring ethylene glycol toxicity

Specimen Requirements
Specimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Serum​Red Top Tube (RTT)​2.0 mL​0.3 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

​1. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic transfer tube within 2 hours of collection.

Please follow the STAT Ethylene Glycol and Volatiles procedure in DCS for handling and transportation of the sample(s) to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

*This test is only valid to be ordered from MCHS hospital location/branches which includes the following branches: MMC-Marshfield, MMC-Eau Claire, MMC-Park Falls, MMC-Ladysmith, MMC-Minocqua, MMC-Neillsville, MMC-Rice Lake, MMC-Weston

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Serum ​ ​​Refrigerated (preferred)​14 days
​Ambient​14 days
​Frozen​14 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis
​Gross Lipemia
​Gross Icterus
​Serum gel tube
Interference

Propionic acid produced in the rare inborn error of metabolism methylmalonic acidemia may be confused with ethylene glycol in the gas chromatographic assay.

Specimens collected in serum gel tubes are not acceptable, as the drug/analyte can absorb on the gel and lead to falsely decreased concentrations.

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedReport AvailableMethodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Monday through Sunday ​1 to 2 days​Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)
Reference Lab
Reference Range Information
Reference Range
​Toxic concentration: > or = 20 mg/dL
Interpretation

​Toxic concentrations greater than or equal to 20 mg/dL

Ordering Applications
Ordering ApplicationDescription
Cerner​Ethylene Glycol, Serum (ETGL)
​Centricity​Ethylene Glycol, Serum (ETGL)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Serum​Red Top Tube (RTT)​2.0 mL​0.3 mL
Collection Processing

​1. Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic transfer tube within 2 hours of collection.

Please follow the STAT Ethylene Glycol and Volatiles procedure in DCS for handling and transportation of the sample(s) to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

*This test is only valid to be ordered from MCHS hospital location/branches which includes the following branches: MMC-Marshfield, MMC-Eau Claire, MMC-Park Falls, MMC-Ladysmith, MMC-Minocqua, MMC-Neillsville, MMC-Rice Lake, MMC-Weston

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Serum ​ ​​Refrigerated (preferred)​14 days
​Ambient​14 days
​Frozen​14 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis
​Gross Lipemia
​Gross Icterus
​Serum gel tube
Interference

Propionic acid produced in the rare inborn error of metabolism methylmalonic acidemia may be confused with ethylene glycol in the gas chromatographic assay.

Specimens collected in serum gel tubes are not acceptable, as the drug/analyte can absorb on the gel and lead to falsely decreased concentrations.

Useful For

​Confirming and monitoring ethylene glycol toxicity

Reference Range Information
Reference Range
​Toxic concentration: > or = 20 mg/dL
Interpretation

​Toxic concentrations greater than or equal to 20 mg/dL

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedReport AvailableMethodology/Instrumentation
Mayo Clinic Laboratories​Monday through Sunday ​1 to 2 days​Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)
Reference Lab
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For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.