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Test Name:Phosphatidylethanol
Test Number:994
Collect:1.0 mL EDTA whole blood - lavender
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL
Alternate Collect:1.0 mL NaFl whole blood - grey
Container:Lavender (EDTA) or grey (NaFl) topped tube
Processing:Submit specimen in original collection container; do not spin
Transport/Stability:Ambient - <3 days
Refrigerated - 2 weeks
Frozen - 6 months
Alternate Names:Ethyl alchol biomarker
PEth

MSO
LAB994
Performing Lab:LabCorp (791584); R-NX
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:5 - 10 days
Ref. Ranges:PEth levels in excess of 20 ng/mL are considered evidence of moderate to heavy ethanol consumption.
Collection/
Processing Details:
Useful for:
Measures blood levels of phosphatidylethanol, an alcohol-specific biomarker


Method:Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)
CPT Codes:80321
Date Created:06/07/2019
Revised Date:06/07/2019