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    Volume 30, Issue 1 (January 1985)

    Blood Alcohol Concentration Determined from Urine Samples as a Practical Equivalent or Alternative to Blood and Breath Alcohol Tests

    (Received 13 February 1984; accepted 13 June 1984)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The value of urine tests for determining an equivalent blood alcohol concentration in driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement cases is reviewed from a historical, theoretical, and practical perspective. The limits of precision and accuracy that can be ascribed to urine alcohol results are demonstrated through an evaluation of actual case results wherein both a first void and a subsequent urine sample were analyzed and converted to an equivalent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) using a urine to blood conversion factor of 1.3:1.


    Author Information:

    Biasotti, AA
    Manager/criminalist, Bureau of Forensic Services, Sacramento, CA

    Valentine, TE
    Criminalist, Criminalistics Laboratory, Modesto, CA


    Stock #: JFS10981J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10981J

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    Title Blood Alcohol Concentration Determined from Urine Samples as a Practical Equivalent or Alternative to Blood and Breath Alcohol Tests
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    Committee E30