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Ethanol assay

Product Method Size Catalog Price Quantity
Ethanol assay Enzymatic R1 2 x 16.9ml, R2 2 x 8ml DA4015 $647.20
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  • Format
    Liquid ready to use
  • Assay Range
    8 - 500mg/dL
  • Working Stability 15-25 °C
  • Working Stability 2-8 °C
    Stable to expiry
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Intended Use

For the quantitative analysis of ethanol in human urine and serum on the Rx Imola and Rx Daytona analyzers.

Clinical Significance

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 metabolized 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.


Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) oxidizes ethyl alcohol to acetaldehyde, and reduces the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) to NADH, resulting in an absorbance change that can be measured spectrophotometrically at 340nm. The concentration of ethanol alcohol is directly proportion to the ADH activity, measured at 340nm wavelength.