Ethanol is the most often abused substance whose primary effect on the CNS varies with blood concentration. Not all individuals experience the same effects at a given blood level. Other CNS depressants have an additive effect when taken in combination with ethanol. At high concentrations, ethanol elimination is relatively constant (zero order). Fatal concentration typically exceeds 0.4 g/dL. Blood concentrations of 0.3 g/dL are associated with coma. Ethyl alcohol is present in many medicinal liquids and mouthwashes.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Ethanol Quantitative Blood Plasma. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Ethanol Quantitative Blood Plasma.
Do not use alcohol solutions as skin preparation for drawing specimens. Use non-alcohol solutions such as Betadine(R) or Zephiran(R).
|All age groups
|Detection limit: 10 mg/dL Not Detected