Test Code

CPT Codes

Acetone, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Alcohol

Preferred Specimen
1 unopened whole blood collected in a fluoride oxalate (gray-top) tube

Patient Preparation
Do not use alcohol solutions as skin preparation for drawing specimens. Use non-alcohol solutions such as Betadine® or Zephiran®.

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel) • Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube • Plasma collected in EDTA (lavender-top) tube or sodium heparin (green-top) tube

Do not open. Keep specimen tightly capped. Prevent exposure to atmosphere.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days


FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: 2 days

Reference Range
Alcohol, Methyl None detected
Alcohol, Ethyl mg/dL None detected
Alcohol, Ethyl g/dL(%) None detected
Acetone None detected
Alcohol, Isopropyl None detected

Clinical Significance
The assay is used to determine concentration and potential toxicity of these substances.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.