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J FAS Int 2003;1:e7 -
Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters and Hair Analysis: Biomarkers for Alcohol Consumption and Their Possible Application in the Diagnosis of FASD

Daniela Caprara, Graduate Student in Pharmacology, University of Toronto

A CRITICAL REVIEW of:

"Analysis of fatty acid ethyl esters in hair as possible markers of chronically elevated alcohol consumption by headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC- MS)." Pragst F, Auwaerter V, Sporkert F, Spiegel K. Forensic Sci.Int. 2001;121(1-2):76-88.

"Fatty acid ethyl esters in hair as markers of alcohol consumption. Segmental hair analysis of alcoholics, social drinkers, and teetotalers." Auwarter V, Sporkert F, Hartwig S, Pragst F, Vater H, Diefenbacher A. Clin Chem. 2001;47(12):2114-23

"Fatty acid ethyl esters: a novel biologic marker for heavy in utero ethanol exposure: a case report." Klein J, Karaskov T, Koren G. Ther.Drug Monit. 1999;21(6):644-6.

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