A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF BLOOD ALCOHOL TESTING DEVICES

In April, 1965 the Nevada Safety Council, Nevada State Parent Teachers Association, and various clinical laboratories joined forces in a demonstration of the drinking situation and the driver. As a result of this two-day test, certain conclusions can be made regarding the various types of alcohol testing devices utilizing both blood and breath for the determination. This paper presents the results dealing with comparative testing methods. Table 1 presents data obtained from three laboratories determining percent alcohol by weight. Table 2 compares the field screening devices with the blood determinations from Laboratory No. 1. Table 3 presents the laboratory analyses of the ampules and units obtained by field devices and as compared with the total blood alcohol percent by weight.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Medical Society

    1601 East 19th Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80218
  • Authors:
    • ROBERTS, D L
    • Fletcher, D C
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Accession Number: 00453159
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Reprint, HS-039 325
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1986 12:00AM