Accession Number:

AD0725981

Title:

Interpretation of Carboxyhaemoglobin Found at Post Mortem in Victims of Aircraft Accidents,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLYING PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The problems of the interpretation of carboxyhaemoglobin saturation as determined on blood taken at post mortem are discussed with relation to errors in methodology the normal range endogenous production of carbon monoxide range of carboxyhaemoglobin saturation following inhalation of the products of combustion and the differentiation between carboxyhaemoglobin subsequent to inhalation of fire and tobacco smoking. Staining erythrocytes for the presence of carboxyhaemoglobin has proved a useful adjunct in the assessment of time between inhalation of carbon monoxide and death. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE