FREQUENCY OF POSITIVE DIAZEPAM FINDINGS IN BLOOD SAMPLES TAKEN FROM ROAD USERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

HAEUFIGKEIT POSITIVER DIAZEPAM-BEFUNDE IN BLUTPROBEN ALKOHOLISIERTER VERKEHRSTEILNEHMER

2050 blood and serum samples which had been taken from road users suspected of being under the influence of alcohol during 1974 and 1975 were investigated for the presence of diazepam. With a cut off value of 20 ng/ml, diazepam was proven in 46 cases, that is 2.24 percent. When divided into concentrations the following picture emerged: 27 samples - 1.3 percent - with 20-100 ng/ml; 14 samples - 0.7 percent - with 100-500 ng/ml; 1 sample - 0.05 percent - with 500-1000 ng/ml, and 4 samples - 0.2 percent - with more than 1000 ng/ml. In 44 blood samples from road users who had admitted taking diazepam, there was positive proof of diazepam in 27 cases - 61 percent. Finally the blood samples of 219 patients in a surgical hospital were tested. Diazepam was found in 59 cases - 27 percent. (TRRL)

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    Springer Verlag

    Heidelberger Platz 3
    1000 Berlin 33,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gelbke, H P
    • Schlicht, H J
    • Schmidt, G
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 319-328
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316821
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM