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Test Name: Propylene Glycol

Test Code(s): PRGL / RMISC

CPT Code(s): 82492

Test Description: Test Component:

Propylene glycol and ethylene glycol

Methodology: Gas Chromatography

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 24 hours.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Preferred: Red top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 3 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Specimen Processing: Centrifuge as soon as possible. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial and refrigerate.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Unacceptable Criteria: Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 14 days


Additional Information:

Lower limit of detection is 2.0 mg/dL.


This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the UWHC Clinical Laboratories.  This test meets the standards for clinical testing.  This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

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