Among the myths and misconceptions people have about blood draws is that they use alcohol to preserve the blood that alcohol evaporates out of the blood, that blood creates a smell of alcohol and many others. A blood draw must be done in a very specific way, because the evidence needs to be preserved and tagged in evidence because there is possibility that a court will kick out the blood test if such procedures are not followed.
The person can always have the court get an order for discovery and a blood draw and they can get a copy, or sometimes, even a sample of the blood. They are often kept with either the lab or DPS. It can be somewhat difficult to get the sample itself to the defense attorneys for analysis, but it is possible.
They do take longer because they have to wait for the lab results to come back.
No, the blood test shows ETH, which is ethyl alcohol and there is nothing that can be confused with alcohol.
They are the same thing, because they are both scientific tests that would determine the blood alcohol content in the person’s body.
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