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Test ID VLTUX Volatile Screen, Chain of Custody, Random, Urine

Useful For

Detecting the presence of acetone, methanol, isopropanol, or ethanol in urine with subsequent quantitation

 

Chain of custody is required whenever the results of testing could be used in a court of law. Its purpose is to protect the rights of the individual contributing the specimen by demonstrating that it was under the control of personnel involved with testing the specimen at all times; this control implies that the opportunity for specimen tampering would be limited.

Method Name

Headspace Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (HSGC-FID)

Reporting Name

Volatile Screen, CoC, U

Specimen Type

Urine


Specimen Required


Supplies: Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282)

Container/Tube: Chain-of-Custody Kit containing the specimen containers, seals, and documentation required.

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random specimen in the container provided, seal, and submit with the associated documentation to satisfy the legal requirements for chain of custody testing.

Additional Information:

1. If urine creatinine is required or adulteration of the sample is suspected, the following test should be requested, ADLTX / Adulterants Survey, Chain of Custody, Urine. For additional information, refer to ADLTX / Adulterants Survey, Chain of Custody, Random, Urine.

2. Submitting less than 20 mL will compromise our ability to perform all necessary testing.


Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 72 hours
  Frozen  14 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

METHANOL

Not detected (Positive results are quantitated.)

Cutoff concentration: 10 mg/dL

Toxic concentration: ≥10 mg/dL

 

ETHANOL

Not detected (Positive results are quantitated.)

Cutoff concentration: 10 mg/dL

 

ISOPROPANOL

Not detected (Positive results are quantitated.)

Cutoff concentration: 10 mg/dL

Toxic concentration: ≥10 mg/dL

 

ACETONE

Not detected (Positive results are quantitated.)

Cutoff concentration: 10 mg/dL

Toxic concentration: ≥10 mg/dL

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

80320

G0480 (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VLTUX Volatile Screen, CoC, U 24350-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
36247 Volatile Scrn, U 12983-3
36248 Methanol, U 5695-2
36249 Ethanol, U 5645-7
36250 Acetone, U 5570-7
36251 Isopropanol, U 9434-2
36252 Chain of Custody 77202-0

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Additional Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
COCH Chain of Custody Processing No Yes

Testing Algorithm

Volatile screen includes methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, and acetone.

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

1. Chain-of-Custody Request is included in the Chain-of-Custody Kit (T282).

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Therapeutics Test Request (T831) with the specimen.