Blood Testing- Fermentation
On the topic of blood testing: Blood Test practice tip:
“1-propanol, acetaldehyde, acetone, 2-propanol, isobutanol. . . have been considered as biochemical markers. . . to be flagged as suspicious for microbial contamination.” Forensic Science Intl 174(2008) 133-151.
I have seen many client chromatograms with these compounds. Blood testing needs to be regulated. In Texas, NO such regulations exist. Most labs still don’t even report a margin of uncertainty. There should be a law that the lab videotape the entire testing process. Even in Florida, for pesticide testing on fruits/vegetables there must be 2 lab workers, one to test- the other to witness. There are too many ways the testing can go wrong, namely the wrong amount of standard is used or wrong volumes tested which totally change the result but undetectable on paper.