Loyola University Chicago

Forensic Science Program


Patent Awarded to Dr. DeFrancesco

Patent Awarded to Dr. DeFrancesco

Dr. DeFrancesco‚Äôs research produced a novel method to quantify markers of ethanol consumption in blood using gas chromatography mass spectrometry. This method has implications for use in diagnosing acute and chronic alcohol abuse.  

Dr. DeFrancesco presented this work at PEth-Net Conference 2022, in Basel, Switzerland, hosted by Society of PEth Researchers.  

Title:  A New Assay for Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in Blood via Gas Chromatography-Electron Impact-Mass Spectrometry (GC-EI-MS)

Authors:  James V. DeFrancesco, Matthew Reichert, Mary T. McMillin, Majid Afshar