Sign in →

Test Code ACETAL Acetaldehyde

Collection Container

Red

Specimen Required

Serum

Other Acceptable Specimen Types

EDTA or sodium fluoride plasma

Special Handling Instructions

Serum or plasma should be separated from cells within 45 minutes of venipuncture.

Send serum or plasma in a plastic transport tube and store frozen both post-collection and during transport to the lab.

Freeze serum/plasma as soon as it is separated.

Specimen Volume

2 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

0.7 mL

Transport Temperature

Freeze

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: unstable, Refrigerated: unstable, Frozen: undetermined

Reasons for Rejection

Gel-barrier tube received room temperature or refrigerated.

Methodology

Headspace Gas Chromatography (HS-GC)

CPT Code

80320/G0480

LOINC Code

1700-4

EMR Interface Order Code

11750