, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 245-249
Date: 05 Jan 2008

Detection of ethyl glucuronide in dried human blood using LC-MS/MS

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Abstract

Ethyl glucuronide, as a direct metabolite of ethanol degradation, has proven useful as a long-term marker in many forensic applications. The inability to determine ethyl glucuronide in dried blood left a missing link in many investigations. Here, we describe a new method based on mass spectrometry in a Pauli-type ion trap in order to determine this substance in dried blood samples.