The effects of swabbing the skin on apparent blood ethanol concentration

G. J. Peek, A. Marsh, J. Keating, R. J. Ward, T. J. Peters

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The swabbing of the arm with ethanol before venepuncture significantly raised the apparent blood ethanol concentration, when compared to the unswabbed arm. In contrast, when isopropanol was substituted for ethanol in these studies, no change in the blood ethanol concentration was determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-640
Number of pages2
JournalAlcohol and Alcoholism
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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