ETHANOL/ALCOHOL SCREEN, SERUM
1 Plain Red/2.0 mL of serum. Do not collect in SST tube. Use nonalcohol swabs during collection. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge, separate and refrigerate serum.
Refrigerated: 3 days
Test unconscious patients; used to diagnose alcohol intoxication and determine appropriate therapy; detect alcoholism and to monitor ethanol treatment for methanol intoxication.