Alcohol Quant

Alcohol Profile Quantitation

Test Name:   Alcohol Profile Quantitation
Alternate Name (s):   ALCQ, ISOPROP,Methanol, Ethylene Glycol
Laboratory Module:   LAB
Ordering Mnemonic:   ALCQ
Specimen Type:   

Whole Blood do not separate off plasma

Collection Container:   Grey- 5.0 ml
Container Information
Grey TubeGrey Tube
Collection Information:    Use iodine to swab patients arm. Do not open tube.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

4 days

Stat / Urgent

4 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:    
Lab Process Notes :   Components:

Ethyl Alcohol

Methyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol


Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Ethylene Glycol

Storage & Transport:  

All orders will require consultation with the biochemist on-call (905-521-2100 x 76443) BEFORE sending the specimen to the Hamilton General Hospital. Please ensure that the front line tests have been performed (including electrolytes, glucose, urea, creatinine, osmolality, ethanol, blood gases, and calculated anion gap and osmolar gap) and that toxic alcohol ingestion remains high in the differential diagnosis prior to requesting this test.

Requesting Physician must call the Biochemist on call.

After hours send the approved samples to:

Core/Lab - Level 1, Hamilton General Hospital, 237 Barton St., E, Hamilton, ON, L8L 2X2

Samples from Norfolk and West Haldimand are to be sent to BCHS. Osmolality results will be communicated to the referring hospital.  The referring hospital contacts Hamilton for approval. BCHS will forward the sample via taxi to Hamilton once approval confirmed.  Otherwise the sample will be cancelled. 


Test Referred to :    Reference Lab


Updated 2018.09.28 ll

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