International Journal of Legal Medicine

, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 245–249 | Cite as

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

Technical Note


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.


Ethanol Ethyl glucuronide LC/MS Ion trap 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General PhysiologyUniversity of UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Laser Technology in MedicineUlmGermany
  3. 3.Department of Forensic MedicineUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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