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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Alcohol
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate
Volume required
2 mL
Special requirements for specimen collection
Service not for medico-legal samples
Reference Ranges
Non-detected. Reported in mg/100ml
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Legal driving limit for blood alcohol is 80 mg/100mL. NB Toxbase uses grams per litre (g/L) for ethanol. To convert mg/100mL to g/L. mulitply result by 0.01 ie 80 mg/100mL is equivalent to 0.8 g/L
Turn around time
2 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017