Dual Channel Blood Alcohol Analyser, May 2019.1 [AN016]
INTRODUCTION: The analysis of blood alcohol components (BAC) in biological matrices is critical to any forensic toxicology laboratory. Ethanol, methanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol and acetone are volatile organic compounds which must be accurately identified and quantified, especially in legal medical cases in which the compounds are contributing factors to death or criminal investigations. Additionally, blood alcohol level is important due to its measure as a level of intoxication. Drink-driving laws permit any person to operate motor vehicles and heavy machinery whilst under the influence of alcohol. Therefore, it is vital that BAC components are quantified accurately.