Determination of ethyl glucuronide in fingernails by LC/MS-MS


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Keten A., Zeren C., Arslan M. M. , DAĞLIOĞLU N., Karanfil R., Sen B. B.

ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, vol.21, no.1, pp.67-72, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4323/rjlm.2013.67
  • Journal Name: ROMANIAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-72

Abstract

Introduction: Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a biomarker used for detection of alcohol consumption. Fingernail is a keratinous tissue capable of accumulating a number of biomarkers and metabolites of toxic agents. Therefore, nails are used especially for determination toxic exposure in forensic analyses. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate EtG in fingernail tissue and show its correlation with alcohol intake behavior.