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Blood Test Information

Alcohol / Ethanol
(a.k.a Ethanol)
minimum sample volume required ~ 2.5ml

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Test Code: ALC

Tube type: Fluoride

Special instructions
Results not available for urgent requests (samples sent away) - please use Osmolar Gap for emergency alcohol estimation.
A separate sample must be provided if glucose is also requested.
Do not use alcohol skin preparation during venepuncture.

Sent away to Southmead Hospital

Reference range


Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Not available for non-clinical use (eg DVLA review)


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