Measurement of ethyl glucuronide in vitreous humor with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry


KETEN A. , TÜMER A. R. , BALSEVEN-ODABASI A.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.193, pp.101-105, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 193
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.09.018
  • Title of Journal : FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-105

Abstract

Background: It is important to detect alcohol intake in postmortem investigations. However it can be difficult to interpret the results of alcohol analysis in putrefied corpses. To avoid this difficulty, there have been studies on detection of ethyl glucuronide (EtG), a non-oxidative metabolite of ethyl alcohol. The aim of this study was investigate EtG levels in vitreous humor (VH), a valuable material in postmortem investigations, and to compare VH EtG levels with blood and urine EtG levels.