- Ethanol (Alcohol)
Amphetamines, cannabinoids (THC), cocaine, ethanol (alcohol, ethyl alcohol, ETOH), phencyclidine (PCP), opiates (heroin).
To assist in rapid identification of commonly abused drugs in suspected drug overdose or for workplace drug screening.
For ethanol, serum (1 mL) collected in a red-top tube; plasma (1 mL) collected in a gray-top (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate) tube is also acceptable. For drug screen, urine (15 mL) collected in a clean plastic container. Gastric contents (20 mL) may also be submitted for testing.
Workplace drug-screening programs, because of the potential medicolegal consequences associated with them, require collection of urine and blood specimens using a chain of custody protocol. The protocol provides securing the sample in a sealed transport device in the presence of the donor and a representative of the donor’s employer, such that tampering would be obvious. The protocol also provides a written document of specimen transfer from donor to specimen collection personnel, to storage, to analyst, and to disposal.
(Method: Spectrophotometry for ethanol; immunoassay for drugs of abuse)
Ethanol: None detected
Drug screen: None detected
Drugs of Abuse has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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