Today our host Jen Fournier is in the lab with the dirtiest, grimiest samples. She knows if she tries to run them on LC-MS as-is, she’d degrade the column, get low sensitivity … and have to clean the mass spectrometer. Is there a better way to start with clean samples?
Behind the Science, ep. 12: My Samples Are Too Dirty For MS
Video Sep 19, 2016
The focus of a forensic toxicology laboratory is to determine the presence or absence of drugs in biological samples. Often times when it comes to drug testing, the sensitivity of the analytical method is critical because scientists need to detect chemical compounds in very small amounts. Multidimensional liquid chromatography (2DLC) is one option forensics labs can use to test biological samples, such as urine, blood, oral fluid, hair, to determine if an illicit drug or toxin played a role in a person's death.WATCH NOW