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Ethylene Glycol

About This Test

Department: Biochemistry (referred)


  • EDTA/lithium heparin (purple top/green top)



Turnaround Time:

6 - 8 weeks


Investigation of ethylene glycol (antifreeze) ingestion

Urgent dispatch is available from the laboratory on weekdays only. If analysis is required during the weekends, samples should be dispatched directly from the ward by taxi, following direct discussion with the referral laboratory.

Gel samples are not appropriate for analysis.

Other Comments:

Analysed at Clinical Biochemistry, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH


Interpretive comment will be provided by the referral laboratory