Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Cleanse collection site with NON-ALCOHOLIC agent before drawing blood. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 2 weeks
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeeks
Method: Alcohol Dehydrogenase UV
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 7 – 15 daays
Usage: Alcohol is a CNS depressant and excess can lead to intoxication and possibly death. Each ounce of whisky / wine increases blood alcohol by 15-25 mg / dL. Women absorb alcohol much more rapidly than men and show a 35- 45% higher blood alcohol levels. Blood alcohol level is a better indicator of intoxication or impairment.
Disease: Drugs of Abuse
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required