Reagent | Ethanol
Key Benefits of Ethanol
The Randox ethanol assay displayed an excellent correlation coefficient of r=0.995 when compared against the gold standard Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS).
Dedicated calibrator/control set available
A dedicated ethanol calibrator/control set is available for a full testing package.
Applications are available detailing instrument-specific settings for the convenient use of the Randox ethanol assay on a wide range of clinical chemistry analysers.
Other features of the Ethanol reagent
- Enzymatic method using NAD and alcohol dehydrogenase
- Stable to expiry date when stored at +2 to +8°C
- Wide measuring range of 10 – 500mg/dl
- Suitable for use with both urine and serum samples
What is the Ethanol assay used for?
Ethyl alcohol is present in some drinks, liquors, medicinal preparations and foods. After ethyl alcohol ingestion, the alcohol quickly spreads though the whole body and is mostly metabolised in the liver and excreted. Ethyl alcohol acts as a Central Nervous System depressant, and can lead to loss of alertness, stupor, coma and death and frequently cause public safety issues. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy carries a heavy risk of permanent mental and physical defects in the child, known as fetal alcohol syndrome. Ethyl alcohol measurements are also used in diagnosis and treatment of alcohol intoxication and poisoning.