Methanol

Alphabetical Test listing

Methanol-940

  
Methanol
  
940
  
84600.2
  
MET
  
Methyl alcohol
MEOH
  
Sodium Fluoride (NaFl) whole blood
  
  
5.0 mL
  
2.0 mL
  

Alcohol swabs must not be used for disinfection.

  • Collection site should be prepped with an alternate disinfectant prior to collection.

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Do not spin and do not open

  

Grey Sodium flouride (NaFl) tube

 

  
EDTA whole blood
Heparin (Li hep) whole blood
Serum
  
  

Lavender, green or gold:

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting.

  

Dk green heparin (Na or Li hep), no gel

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

Red serum vial/tube, 5 mL

Lt green plasma separator (PST) tube

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 48 hours

Ambient - 8 hours

Frozen - 1 month

Allina Health Hospitals and any affiliate sites collecting samples for this test should send them STAT, directly to HCMC, for testing.

Remote sites should follow the Process for STAT specimen to be sent from remote locations direct to Hennepin County Medical Center.

  
Hennepin Health/HCMC (MEOH): R-HM
  
24/7
  
2 hours from receipt
  

Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)

  

Negative

  
G0480
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
11/23/2021
  
02/14/2020