Paraldehyde and Metabolite, Urine

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL of a random urine submitted in a plastic leak-proof container

Minimum Volume
0.7 mL

Promptly transfer sample into a 5 or 10 mL plastic tube and immediately freeze for shipping.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Not established

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Received refrigerated

Gas Chromatography

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 5 days

Reference Range
See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance
Scope of Analysis: Paraldehyde, Acetaldehyde.

Acetaldehyde is an unstable compound postcollection and will both form and degrade under certain sample handling conditions. Even when extreme precautions are taken to maintain the integrity of Acetaldehyde during sample collection, transport, and analysis, the results will be affected under typical collection and laboratory procedures.

Performing Laboratory
NMS Labs
200 Welsh Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

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.