Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) detected in blood for 3 to 12 days after single consumption of alcohol—a drinking study with 16 volunteers

@article{Schrck2016PhosphatidylethanolD,
  title={Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) detected in blood for 3 to 12 days after single consumption of alcohol—a drinking study with 16 volunteers},
  author={Alexandra Schr{\"o}ck and Annette Thierauf-Emberger and Stefan Sch{\"u}rch and Wolfgang Weinmann},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={131},
  pages={153-160}
}
In most studies, the alcohol marker phosphatidylethanol (PEth) was used to differentiate social drinking from alcohol abuse. This study investigates PEth’s potential in abstinence monitoring by performing a drinking study to assess the detection window of PEth after ingesting a defined amount of alcohol. After 2 weeks of abstinence, 16 volunteers ingested a single dose of alcohol, leading to an estimated blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 1 g/kg. In the week after drinking, blood and urine… CONTINUE READING