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Permalink to Carryover effect part 3:  Flushing of inert gas is not enough to prove there is no carryover

Carryover effect part 3: Flushing of inert gas is not enough to prove there is no carryover

We have all heard of the "three second rule".  Namely that if someone drops food on the floor that it is good and safe to eat if you are above to snatch it back up within three seconds.  Sometimes we blow on it even to "get off the bacteria, germs and other stuff from the […]

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Permalink to Carryover effect part Deux:  Autodilution may be part of the problem for false blood results in DUI

Carryover effect part Deux: Autodilution may be part of the problem for false blood results in DUI

Just recently I posted "The Carry-over Effect: Lack of Blanks between tests leads to false positive or inflated BAC results" where we discussed the carry-over effect in Blood testing in DUI cases. One of the possible places for carry-over effect is when an auto-pipetter is used in an autodiluter.  Pennsylvania has some labs that in their […]

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Permalink to The Carryover Effect:  Lack of Blanks between tests leads to false positive or inflated BAC results

The Carryover Effect: Lack of Blanks between tests leads to false positive or inflated BAC results

Imagine. You go into your doctor’s office for a routine physical. As part of that routine physical, the doctor takes your blood. You come back two weeks later where the doctor delivers the single worst sentence you have ever heard in your life: “I’m sorry but you have cancer.” Then comes ever worse news from […]

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