Release Date: Sep 2017
Penny Colbourne, PhD, F-ABFT
Clinical Toxicologist, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada;
Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
This course will focus on various aspects of ethanol from a practical laboratory perspective to a more interpretive perspective. Several methodologies will be described for measuring ethanol in the laboratory along with the various matrices that may be submitted for analysis. An individual's ethanol concentration will vary depending on sample type. The pharmacokinetic parameters of ethanol will be discussed and how pharmacokinetic parameters (such as absorption and metabolism) can be influenced. The use of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate (metabolites of ethanol) in assessing ethanol use will also be discussed.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
· Describe and compare the various methodologies and matrices used for ethanol analysis.
· Describe the pharmacokinetic parameters (including metabolism) of ethanol.
· Describe the use of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in assessing ethanol use.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists' Assistants, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Phlebotomists, Students