Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC)
Suggested CPT Code(s)
New York State Approval Status


Turnaround Time

6 days

Test Includes
1 Acetaldehyde Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
2 Ethanol Ethyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 10 Hypnotic, Sedative, Volatile
3 Methanol Methyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
4 Isopropanol Isopropyl Alcohol Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
5 Acetone Headspace Gas Chromatography (GC) mg/dL 5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin
6 Formic Acid Formate; Methanol Metabolite Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) mcg/mL 0.5 Environmental/Occupation Toxin

Test Also Known As
Wood Alcohol
Compliance Statement
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by NMS Labs. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Sample Type
Serum or Plasma
Requested Volume
3 mL
Minimum Volume
1.4 mL
Special Handling
Serum: Collect sample in Red top tube

Plasma: Collect sample in Gray top tube (Sodium Fluoride / Potassium Oxalate).
Collect sample using alcohol free skin preparation. Promptly centrifuge and separate Serum or Plasma into a plastic screw capped vial using approved guidelines.
Sample Container
Plastic container (preservative-free)

Additional Collection Instructions

Transport Temperature
Light Protection
Not Required
Rejection Criteria
Received Room Temperature. Received Refrigerated. Polymer gel separation tube (SST or PST).

Rejection criteria pertain to clinical sample submissions only.

Room Temperature: Not Stable
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen (-20 °C): Undetermined

Acetaldehyde is unstable post-collection and will both form and degrade under certain sample handling conditions. Even when extreme precautions are taken to maintain the integrity of Acetaldehyde during sample collection, transport and analysis, the results will be affected under typical collection and laboratory procedures.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA Guidelines and are for informational purposes only. NMS Labs Does not assume responsibility for billing errors due to Reliance on the CPT Codes listed in this document.

*The information contained in this document represents database configurations, as they will appear on the effective date listed above.