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EPIC CODE: LAB3157 Phosphatidylethanol (PEth), whole blood

Additional Codes

Sunquest:  FFPETM
Mayo:         FFPET

Previously:  3002598

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: EDTA

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect 1mL whole blood in Lavender top (EDTA) tube and send refrigerated.

Secondary ID


Reporting Name

Phosphatidylethanol (PEth)

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  180 days
  Ambient  72 hours

Reject Due To

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other NA

Reference Values

Reference range: NEGATIVE

Method Description

Liquid Chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

5 to 14 days

Performing Laboratory

Medtox Laboratories, Inc.

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


G0480 (If appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FFPET Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) Not Provided


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
FFPET Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) Not Provided

NY State Approved