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Ratio of Urinary 5-Hydroxytryptophol to 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid (5-HTOL to 5-HIAA Ratio) to Determine Ethanol Ingestion or Postmortem Ethanol Production

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

The ratio of 5-hydroxytryptophol (5-HTOL) to 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) in the urine can provide insight into whether a person has been drinking ethanol or if ethanol in the urine is a result of in vitro fermentation.

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