Comparison of blood ethanol stabilities in different storage periods

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Koçak F. E. , Isiklar O. O. , Koçak H. , Meral A.

BIOCHEMIA MEDICA, vol.25, no.1, pp.57-63, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11613/bm.2015.006
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHEMIA MEDICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-63
  • Keywords: preanalytical phase, ethanol, stability, storage temperature, STORED BLOOD, ALCOHOL, SAMPLES, COLLECTION, DRINKING, TUBES


Introduction: Measurements of blood ethanol concentrations must be accurate and reliable. The most important factors affecting blood ethanol stability are temperature and storage time. In this study, we aimed to compare ethanol stability in plasma samples at -20 degrees C for the different storage periods.