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OVI Blood Test Defense: Microbial Contamination

Blood Sweat and Tears. Number 2

Blood cases present the opportunity for multiple scientific defenses, but only if we recognize them and present them in a coherent manner before our judges.  Many of these scientific defenses can arise from problems in the blood draw.  If the blood draw is flawed microorganisms may contaminate the blood sample.  If this happens sugars (natrually present in the blood) can be converted into ethanol, resulting in a fasley high test.  Candida albicans is a yeast that lives on just about [Read the full post. . .]

Microbial Contamination of the Blood Draw

Venipuncture using a vacutainer. Photo taken b...

With recent changes in Ohio OVI law, attorneys should expect more blood test cases.

Blood cases present the opportunity for multiple scientific defenses, but only if we recognize them and present them in a coherent manner before our judges.  Many of these scientific defenses can arise from problems in the blood draw.  If the blood draw is flawed microorganisms may contaminate the blood sample.  If this happens sugars (natrually present in the blood) can be converted into ethanol, resulting [Read the full post. . .]