What is the role of lab tests in the workup of methanol alcohol toxicity?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Michael D Levine, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Serum methanol levels should be obtained when this diagnosis is suspected. As previously stated, both the osmolar and anion gap should be obtained. After correcting for all other variables, including ethanol, the serum methanol level can be estimated by multiplying the remaining osmolar gap by 3.2.


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