Does betadyne contain EtOH as an "inert" ingredient?

  1. SWAB - What was used to cleanse the site of venepuncture? Hospitals often use isopropyl alcohol to cleans cite of blood draw, which can contaminate blood sample. Also, if NIK kit used, ask in discovery for content of forensic swab. If betadyne, EtOH is an "inert" ingredient.

    I need to know where to find scientific proof of this
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  3. by   Rena RN 2003
    Msds??????
  4. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from shaggy19710
    SWAB - What was used to cleanse the site of venepuncture? Hospitals often use isopropyl alcohol to cleans cite of blood draw, which can contaminate blood sample. Also, if NIK kit used, ask in discovery for content of forensic swab. If betadyne, EtOH is an "inert" ingredient.

    I need to know where to find scientific proof of this
    Before beginning nursing school I worked in phlebotomy for 4 yrs. It was our policy to NEVER use SWAB betadine (you know the kind you break in the plastic wrap), but it was OK to use bottled betadine for ETOH levels. I am not sure where you could find scientific proof, but I believe that is a general policy for most hospitals.
  5. by   teeituptom
    For our legals we we always use plain old Iodine swabs

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