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Alcohol, Blood (Ethanol, ETOH)

Mnemonic:    [ETOH]
Name:    Alcohol, Blood (Ethanol, ETOH)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Do not open tube. Prepare venipuncture site with Iodine, do not use alcohol to prepare site. Avoid hemolysis.
Reference Range:    <10 mg/dL
Critical Range:    400 mg/dL
  Method:    Enzymatic