Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Glycol Screen

Test Name: Glycol Screen
Alternate Name(s): Glycols
Ethylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol
Laboratory: Core (VH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube. Lithium Heparin or EDTA plasma is also acceptable.

Pediatric:
0-2 years: 0.5 mL Red top Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Red top tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Samples should be tightly capped and refrigerated for short-term storage.

Note: Authorization by On-Call Biochemist required evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
24 hours
Stat
4 hours
 
Reference Range: Negative
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2021-02-01
Critical Value: Toxic: >3.2 mmol/L
Interpretive Comments: Should be requested specifically if poisoning suspected.

Performed by Gas Liquid Chromatography as part of Glycol Fractionation.
Special Processing: Glycol and Volatile Ordering Technical Aid

For SRA staff when a sample is received at UH:

UH SRA:
Please call VH SRA when a sample is received.
VH SRA:
Please alert technologist that a sample is on the way

Note: Authorization by On-Call Biochemist required evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
Comments: CRITICAL VALUE to be phoned to Nurse or Physician immediately:

All positive results.
Method of Analysis: Gas Liquid Chromatography
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Samples should be frozen for long-term storage.
System Codes: 
Cerner
GLYCOLS
 
Referred To:  

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