Ethanol CPT: 80307
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1-2 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Room temperature. Refrigerate or freeze if any delay in shipment to the lab.
To determine if a person has consumed ethanol and to measure the level of ethanol in order to detect and evaluate impairment, intoxication, or overdose.
When someone has signs and symptoms that suggest intoxication or ethanol poisoning; when a person is suspected of violating drinking-related laws, or as part of a drug testing panel.
Urine samples are collected in sterile, plastic containers. Sometimes a single urine sample is collected and sometimes two separate samples may be collected, with the first discarded and the second collected after a measured time.