Glycol - plasma or serum

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Item Process
Specimen

5 mL blood in lithium heparin or plain tube.

Method

GLC.

Reference Interval

Not detected.

Application

Suspected ingestion of ethylene glycol, or other glycol.

Interpretation

Detection of glycol indicates ingestion and absorption have occurred.

Reference

Scalley RD et al. Am Fam Physician 2002; 66(5): 807-812.