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ID:1021 Urine Ethanol
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Description Measures the amount of ethanol (alcohol) present in urine.
Indication To assess whether alcohol has been consumed in the 24 hour period (approximately) prior to sample collection
Additional Info
Concurrent TestsRequest urine creatinine if sample integrity check is required
Dietary Requirementsna

Interpretation Detectable ethanol almost always means that alcohol has been ingested. False positive results may occur due to yeast/bacterial fermentation. Please contact the laboratory to discuss any unexpected results. It is difficult to predict how much has been consumed using the result from a single urine sample.

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Ref. Range Notes Lower limit of detection is 10 mg/dL

Other Help:National Laboratory Medicine Handbook

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Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : Roger BRAMLEY/ Elizabeth Fox. Last edited on 26/06/2018 08:38:17. Published By RB on 26/06/2017 08:38:17.