Gas chromatography as a method for estimating concentrations of volatile anaesthetics in blood.

Abstract

Gas chromatography offers a simple, cheap and reliable method of estimating any of the volatile anaesthetics in blood or tissues and is extremely sensitive. Measurement of clinical concentrations does not require such extreme sensitivity, but other features of the method present certain advantages. Thus sample size is small, and many estimations can be performed on each sample; storage is convenient and may be prolonged; other volatile substances in the blood, including other anaesthetics, acetones and alcohol, do not interfere with the analysis and may be estimated simultaneously if desired; repeatability is good and does not depend on a high standard of technical skill.

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@article{Butler1962GasCA, title={Gas chromatography as a method for estimating concentrations of volatile anaesthetics in blood.}, author={Ralph A Butler and Julienne Freeman}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={1962}, volume={34}, pages={440-4} }