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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 2534

Test Synonym

  • Alcohol, Ethyl Serum ;Alcohol, Blood; Blood Alcohol Level; Blood Ethanol Level; Ethyl Alcohol, Blood; Ethos

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood Or Serum


  • Grey Top Tube, Plain Red Top Tube


  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 82055
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • An unopened gray - top or red top do not remove stopper from tube. Place tape over the top of the tube and write DO NOT OPEN

Additional Information

  • Gray-top (sodium fluoride) tube (preferred) or red-top tube. Submit original unopened tube. Do not prepare venipuncture site with alcohol or remove stopper from tube. Tape should be placed over the top of the tube and written - DO NOT OPEN

Specimen Stability

  • 2-8 degrees C and tested within 5 days of collection