Understand the screening fundamentals related to EtG and EtS


This webinar focuses on the ethanol glucuronide (EtG) and ethanol sulfate (EtS):

  • Difference between the two, how it is tested, the detection window, and how to interpret results.
  • Understand the basic principles of pharmacology as it relates to ethanol
  • Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of ethanol
  • Recognize the different routes of administration, biotransformation pathways and mechanisms for the effects of ethanol

The global pandemic of 2020-2021 resulted in social isolation, lockdowns, and increased stress, which is believed to have also resulted in increased alcohol consumption, and traffic fatalities. This webinar will help laboratory professionals in the understanding the screening fundamentals related to EtG and EtS.

The opinions expressed in this webinar are the personal opinions of the presenters and do not represent the views of any employer they may have had in their professional life.

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Pat Pizzo is an independent forensic toxicology consultant and renowned industry expert with more than 50 years’ experience. She has conducted laboratory work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC and is an active member of, advisor to, and participant in many technical and professional organizations of forensic toxicology. Ms. Pizzo is a Board-Certified Forensic Examiner, has been certified as an expert witness in Federal (22 states) and State (17) courts/proceedings and has testified throughout the country. She is frequently called upon to serve as an inspector for the National Laboratory Certification Program and the College of American Pathologists Forensic Urine Drug Testing Program.

Dr. Eagerton received his Doctorate in Pharmacology in 1992 from the University of South Carolina. In February of 1993 he joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a Forensic Toxicologist, and served as Chief Toxicologist, overseeing the SLED Toxicology Department, from August 1997 until his retirement in September 2009. Dr. Eagerton is a graduate of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is Board Certified in Forensic Toxicology. He has authored numerous publications and presentations in the fields of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has testified as an expert in the fields of Toxicology and Pharmacology in Magistrate, General Sessions, Federal, and U.S. Military courts and has served as an Expert Witness Faculty Member at the National District Attorneys Association National Advocacy Center.

Pat Pizzo

Pat Pizzo
Toxicologist and former member of the Federal Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB)

David H. Eagerton

David H. Eagerton
PhD, F-ABFT, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, VCOM - Carolinas Campus
Laboratory Director – LifeHope Labs