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METOH
METHANOL, PLASMA OR SERUM

Test Code METOH 
Test METHANOL, PLASMA OR SERUM 
Methodology Gas-Liquid Chromatography (GLC) 
Description Useful for the detection of methanol in cases of accidental ingestion, or intentional ingestion by potential suicide victims or alcoholics. 
Specimen SUBMIT ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:

PLASMA
Draw blood in a green-top (sodium heparin) tube. Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.3 mL) of sodium heparin plasma refrigerated.
NOTE:
1. ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE USED TO PREPARE THE
VENIPUNCTURE SITE. BETADINE®, OR OTHER ANTISEPTICS
THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL SHOULD BE USED.
2. Indicate plasma on request form.
3. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

SERUM
Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 2.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.3 mL) of serum refrigerated.
NOTE:
1. ALCOHOL SHOULD NOT BE USED TO PREPARE THE
VENIPUNCTURE SITE. BETADINE®, OR OTHER ANTISEPTICS
THAT DO NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL SHOULD BE USED.
2. Indicate serum on request form.
3. Label specimen appropriately (serum). 

Reference Values None detected
Toxic concentration: > 80 mg/dL 
Analytic Time 1 Day - Available STAT 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 84600