Newcastle Laboratories

Alcohol, urine

Clinical Background:

Detection of acute and/or recent exposure to alcohol.

Detection of acute and/or recent exposure to alcohol.

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    White universal container, random urine, sent to lab immediately

    White universal container, random urine, sent to lab immediately

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    White universal container, random urine, sent to lab immediately

    White universal container, random urine, sent to lab immediately

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1 mL urine

    1 mL urine

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    1 mL urine

    1 mL urine

  • Special Requirement:

    Chain of custody procedures may need to be followed.

    Chain of custody procedures may need to be followed.

  • Sample Stability:

    Sample is stable for 2 weeks at 25°C, 3 months at 5°C and 6 months at -15°C.

    Sample is stable for 2 weeks at 25°C, 3 months at 5°C and 6 months at -15°C.

  • Transport Requirements:

    Ambient temperature.

    Ambient temperature.

  • Interpretation:

    Alcohol (ethanol) is not normally present in urine of subjects who have abstained from ingestion.

    Alcohol (ethanol) is not normally present in urine of subjects who have abstained from ingestion.

  • Reference Ranges:

    Not detected.

    Not detected.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889
    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

Availability:

Referred to an external laboratory

Turn Around:

2 weeks

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences

Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN

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