FORENSIC AND CLINICAL ISSUES IN LIQUOR ANALYSIS: AN UPDATE
*Gaurav Kumar Singh, Shivam Gujarathi B., Spandita Hati and Rahul Verma
The alcohol and psychotropic substance are widely consumed all over the globe. Among them alcohol is one of the preferred drinks over western countries and even in India it is manufactured on large scale. The alcohol is administered by varying age groups but, according a survey 18 to 30 years of peoples are highly addicted. This paper precisely discusses the forensic and clinical issues which are encountered by forensic professionals. The alcohol analysis for antemortem and postmortem cases are possessing significantly different aspects. Here we have discussed the issues occurring in sample collection, its analysis and interpretation of results. Some important aspects are focused on sampling, the interference of medications on results and use of biochemical science in postmortem cases. Also, the clinical professional should give importance to medication history, specimen type, its advantages and disadvantages while performing the Ethanol Testing on subject.
Keywords: Alcohol analysis, postmortem, BAC, metabolism, urinalysis, correlation coefficient, specimens, vitreous humor, forensic science.
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