Drug Name : Ethylene glycol
Indications : Ethylene glycol is a chemical which is used as an antifreeze and in chemical synthesis.
Ettylene glycol is a colorless, odorless, sweet tasting compund used commercially in antifreeze. It is the cause of accidental poisonings and also used in suicide attempts.
Normal Values : Negative
Critical Values : values between 0.3-4.0 g/L has been found in fatal cases. Levels at 0.5 g/L may indicate hemodialysis.
Test Method : Gas Liquid Chromotography (GLC), Photometry
Interpretation : A dosage of 100 mL is lethal and requires rapid treatment to prevent death. Toxicity can cause CNS depression, cardiopulmonary symptoms and renal damage.
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