A study of effect of storage condition on blood alcohol
concentration in living subjects
AUTHORS : Kishorkumar DG, Anand P Rayamane, Kumar MP DOI No. : DOI Link. : Introduction: Many studies have demonstrated that both
generation and loss of alcohol in stored blood samples. Studies
have concluded that both high temperature and an insufficient
enzyme inhibitor concentration can result in alcohol
generation, presumably as a result of bacterial fermentation.
Factors most affecting the stored blood samples, to be used for
ethanol determination were the duration and temperature of
storage and concentration of preservative. Objectives: To
determine whether alcohol is generated or lost in blood samples
stored at different periods and with the presence or absence of
preservative and refrigeration.