|Alternate:||ETOH; Ethanol; Ethyl Alcohol|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Container:||4 mL red top tube: Cleanse the drawing site with proper sterile technique using Iodine when drawing a blood alcohol sample.|
|Temperature:||Must be delivered to lab within 15 minutes.|
|Rejection:||In transport longer than 15 minutes|
|Uses:||Quantitation of alcohol level. For medical purposes only and results may not be used for legal purposes.|
|Limitations:||Ethanol is absorbed quickly from the GI tract. The peak blood level usually occurs within 40-70 minutes on an empty stomach. Food in the stomach can depress the absorption. Serum alcohol levels are about 10-15 % higher than whole blood alcohol measurements.|
|Method:||Enzymatic/oxidation endpoint with NAD reduction|
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