Ethanol in biological fluids: headspace GC measurement.

  title={Ethanol in biological fluids: headspace GC measurement.},
  author={Teodora Macchia and Rosanna Mancinelli and Stefano Gentili and Elio Lugaresi and A Raponi and Franco Taggi},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  volume={19 4},
The present study evaluates the suitability of headspace gas chromatography (GC) with a capillary column as a method for determining the ethanol content in different biological fluids. This procedure allows the use of headspace GC not only as a reference method but also in routine diagnostics and monitoring work. The recent literature reviewed reports no standardized methodology that is at the same time suitable for ethanol determination in all routinely available biological fluids (blood… CONTINUE READING