Volume 17, Issue 3 (July 1972)
Automated Analysis of Alcohols in Blood
Gas chromatography is a valuable analytical tool for the measurement of volatiles in a variety of different samples. Published methods utilizing this technique for the analysis of ethanol and related volatiles in blood and urine are now too numerous to mention. However, in a recent publication by Jain, a simple, rapid gas chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of methanol, ethanol, acetone, isopropanol, as well as low boiling hydrocarbons associated with glue sniffing was described. The method involves the direct injection of blood mixed with an internal standard. Jain reported the successful use of his G.C. column for more than two years and several thousand injections.