Item Value
Test name Ethanol, Plasma / Serum
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Normal range Negative < 0.005 g/dL
Container type Gold top preferred, Light Green or Gray top acceptable
Amount to Collect 5 mL blood
Collection Instructions Do NOT disinfect the skin with alcohol when collecting the specimen, nor collect the sample above a running iv. See also entries for Drug Screens.
Sample type Plasma or serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667