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Simple method for the detection of controlled substances in blood samples

This technical note from Thermo Fisher Scientific describes the detection of controlled substances in blood samples using the VeriSpray ion source with TSQ Altis MS for clinical research and forensic toxicology.

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Introduction
The abuse of controlled substances is a serious ongoing problem worldwide, causing significant societal disruption and economic damage. One part of the overall strategy to mitigate the effects from the abuse of drugs requires high-performance methodologies for the screening and quantitation of these substances in biological matrices. Modern forensic toxicological and clinical research laboratories need simpler methods that provide higher throughput and faster analysis for the screening and quantitation of drugs of abuse.

Learning outcomes
Experience quick turn-around time, reduce cost per sample, and increase ease-of-use and robustness as you analyze six drugs of abuse in a single quantitative method.

By downloading this technical note, you will:

  • Learn about a simple method that provides higher throughput and faster analysis for the screening and quantitation of drugs of abuse
  • detect illicit drugs in blood for clinical research and forensic toxicology using a robust, sensitive, reliable, and reproducible PaperSpray-mass spectrometry workflow
  • perform a fast and simple analysis that requires no sample pre-treatment or separations.

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