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Ir J Forensic Med 2008, 14(2): 82-84 Back to browse issues page
A comparison of the effective inhalation detector with GC in alcoholism in Khorasan Razavi Legal Medicine Center
Arya Hejazi * , Alireza Timcheh harir , Naser Vahdati
, arya_hedjazi@yahoo.com
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Background & Aim: According to Article No: 174 of Islamic Punishment Law, alcoholic consumption is a crime and limit law must be excuted. The detection of alcoholic consumption in our countery is very important. Blood alcohol level searches in forensic medicine laboratories by tow methods: 1) Gas choromatography 2) Respiratory alcohol detector but the efficaciy of these methods hasn’t exactly compared yet in Iran procedure: Material & Method: In this search 432 doubtful cases that reffered to Khorasan forensic medicine lab were tested. Both methods were done 1) Standard Gas Choromatography and 2) Respiratory Alcohol Detector Findings: Respiratory Alcohol Detector test was negative in 51% cases and is positive in 49% when Gas Choromatography was negative in 40% and positive in 60%. In all cases which testing process was positive on Resipiratory Alcohol Detector, in Standard Gas Choromatography was positive too. The mean alcoholic concentration (MAC) Respiratory Alcohol Detectore is 40.9110.17 and this index in Gas Choromatography is 41.1210.96 Conclusion: The sensitivity of Respiratory Alcohol Detector in comparison with Gas Choromatography was 80% and the speciality was 100%. Therefore, there weren’t any false positive cases in this method but 14.6% were false negative that must be pay attention for interpretation of negative results.
Keywords: Alcohol, Alcohol detector, Gas Chromatography
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2008/12/24 | Accepted: 2018/03/29 | Published: 2018/03/29
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Hejazi A, Timcheh harir A, vahdati N. A comparison of the effective inhalation detector with GC in alcoholism in Khorasan Razavi Legal Medicine Center. Ir J Forensic Med. 2008; 14 (2) :82-84
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