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Test Code ETHYM Ethylene Glycol, Serum

Additional Codes

MAYO: ETGL

EPIC: LAB714

Reporting Name

Ethylene Glycol, S

Useful For

Confirming and monitoring ethylene glycol toxicity

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum Red


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Red top (serum gel/SST tubes are not acceptable)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into plastic vial within 2 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Red Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Ambient  14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

Toxic concentration: ≥20 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

80320

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ETGL Ethylene Glycol, S 5646-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
8749 Ethylene Glycol, S 5646-5

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Method Name

Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

Secondary ID

8749

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.