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Drug Toxicology Monitoring Alcohol Metabolites, with Confirmation, Urine
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If Screen is Positive, a confirmation will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 80321 HCPCS: G0480).
Screen: Immunoassay (IA) • Confirmation: Mass Spectrometry (MS)
|Alcohol Metabolites||<500 ng/mL|
|Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG)||<500 ng/mL|
|Ethyl Sulfate (ETS)||<100 ng/mL|
Ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate are metabolites of ethanol (alcohol) that may be present in urine after ingestion of, or exposure to, drinks, foods, medication or other products containing ethyl alcohol. Incidental exposure to alcohol-containing products such as mouthwash or hand sanitizer have also been shown to produce positive alcohol metabolites test results. LC-MS/MS testing detects EtG and EtS regardless of the source. Therefore, we encourage you to interpret alcohol metabolite test results in light of the clinical picture.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
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