Rapid Qualitative Test for Drunkenness Detection and the Presence of Alcohol in Beverages
Keywords:Alcoholics, beverages, sputum and potassium dichromate.
In many situations like car accidents, troubles and crime scenes we need to know if someone is drunk. This research includes rapid test to detect the alcohol drinking for those that not exhibit any signs of drunk like ataxia and vomiting, and to detect the beverage containing alcohols. The study included 30 volunteers of alcoholics and five types of beverages (Whisky, vodka, beer, wine and barbican). The sampling includes random quantity of sputum and 2 ml of blood from the volunteers. The sputum and beverages are examined by qualitative method depending on the change of dichromate solution color which is saturated and dried up on a filter paper piece in polyethylene container ready for use. If the color changes from yellow to blue-green this means that the sample contains alcohol and the result is positive, and if the color of dichromate dose not changed the result is negative and the sample dose not contains alcohol. The blood samples were examined by the measuring of GGT enzyme to confirm alcohol drinking. All of the sputum samples showed positive results by changing the color of dichromate. All of the beverages except barbican showed positive results this means that these beverages contain alcohol while barbican not. The values of GGT for volunteers were higher than the normal values which confirm the test of sputum.
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