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Methanol

Source Blood
Mnemonic METH
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL plasma or serum

Collected in the same tube as Isopropanol and Ethylene Glycol. Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

DO NOT swab arm with alcohol. DISINFECT WITH IODINE.

Specimen Handling DO NOT OPEN TUBE. Keep specimen tightly capped.
Additional Information For further information, see Guidelines for Laboratory Testing of Ethylene Glycol and Methanol.
Testing Location Chemistry-FMC
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s) Methylhydrate
Reference Interval Click here for critical values.