Launch of Ethanol reagent
Alcohol Dehydrogenase method
We are glad to inform you that we launch a new reagent for measurement of Ethanol (ethyl alcohol) concentration in human serum, plasma and urine, based on Alcohol Dehydrogenase method.
Ethanol is a small molecule found mainly in alcohol drinks, medical preparation and food. Approximately 95% of ethanol is oxidized to acetaldehyde via the hepatic enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase and the rest is excreted by urine.
The ethanol concentration is used to determine the legal disability, investigate medicolegal issues, diagnose or treat alcoholism as well as detect alcohol poisoning.
In order to do the calibration, it's recommended to use AMMONIA/ETHANOL/CO2 Calibrator (code 18065). The calibrator is ready for use (2x5mL). To verify the measure procedures, it's recommended to use AMMONIA/ETHANOL/CO2 Control level I (code 18063, 3x5 mL) and level II (codes 18064, 3x5 mL), also ready to use.