BLOOD ALCOHOL IN BREATH DETERMINED BY ASD AND IN BLOOD BY WIDMARK AND ADH METHODS

Parallel determinations of the alcohol level were made in breath with the ASD (Alcohol Screening Device) equipment basid on electronic oxidation and in blood samples by the Widmark/ADH method. Tests were performed on three volunteer males who had taken 3/4 g absolute alcohol/kg body weight and of 46 persons suspected of drunken driving investigated during a weekend duty period. If the blood alcohol level was below 1.5 per thousand the results obtained from breath and from blood samples were in good accord, but if the blood alcohol level was over 1.5 per thousand the ASD method in nearly all cases gave lower values than the determination from blood samples and the negative difference was up to 0.79 per thousand. In actual cases the ASD test does not give alcohol results reliable enough for use in court, but seems a very useful and fairly quick method for a preliminary determination of the order of blood alcohol level. /HSRI/

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    International Com on Alcohol Drugs & Traf Safety

    Hammerbrookstrasse 93
    2000 Hamburg 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Alha, A
    • Laiho, K
    • LINNOILA, M
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Blutalkohol
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Bund gegen Alkohol im Strassenverkehr eV
    • ISSN: 0006-5250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM