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Estimating the Plasma Level of Ethylene Glycol from the Osmolal Gap

Purpose:

To estimate the concentration of ethylene glycol in serum based on the osmolal gap.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests, pharmacogenetics, dosage calculations, overdose and reversal

ICD-10:

T52.3

Description:

Ethylene glycol is an alcohol used in antifreeze that  can cause serous toxicity if ingested. The concentration of ethylene glycol can be estimated from the osmolal gap.

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