Impact of blood collection tubes on erroneous 1-propanol detection and on forensic ethanol analysis

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Forensic alcohol analysis in blood from living subjects is performed in various situations, such as driving under the influence, is usually related to consumption of alcoholic beverages and often results to the detection of ethanol and/or congener alcohols. Separator gel of certain blood collection tubes compromises a source of pre-analytical error that results to erroneous concentrations of 1-propanol. This is unfavorable in forensic cases and can complicate interpretation of the origin (exogenous or microbial) of the detected ethanol. For more visit:


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