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Aqueous ethanol solutions (Forensic Blood Alcohol Analysis)

EPTIS factsheet 590954 | Last revision 2019-11-30 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts590954 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts590954

PT provider
PT provider National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)
Based in South Africa
Language(s) English
Remarks Materials used in this PT are certified reference materials produced by the NMISA according to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 17034. The PT reference value is the SI-traceable reference value provided by NMISA.
Product groups Pharmaceutical products, drugs
Testing fields Analytical chemistry
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
25 mL aqueous ethanol solution (3 levels) Ethanol (quantitative) Headspace Gas Chromatography
Titrimetric Assay
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Forensic blood alcohol analysis by pathology laboratories
Linked to specific legislation / standards Driving under the influence of alcohol/ post-mortem detection of alcohol
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) on the basis of ISO 17043:2010

Operation is commissioned / requested by South African National Department of Health Foresnic Pathology Laboratories
Fees and frequency
Participation fee
Regularly operated Yes (3 rounds annually)
Year of first operation 2006
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)
Building 6, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Road
Lynnwood Ridge 0040
South Africa

Phone: +27 12 947 2796
Fax: +27865095996
Web: https://www.nmisa.org https://www.nmisa.org
Dr Maria Fernandes-Whaley
Phone: +27 12 947 2796
Fax: +27865095996
Email: MFWhaley@nmisa.org MFWhaley@nmisa.org
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in South Africa, Mr Donald Masuku. Mr Donald Masuku.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5