Let's get ready to cleanup! Host Jen Fournier throws down a battle episode pitting several solid-phase extraction (SPE) techniques against matrix effects for highly complex samples. We go to the wet lab where we've matched up research scientists Scott McCall and Xin Zhang. The deciding factors: robustness, minimal variability, and low matrix effects.
Behind the Science, ep. 13: SPE vs. matrix effects – battle episode!
Video Sep 09, 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