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Forensic Toxicology

Accuracy In Compound Identification


Forensic Toxicology analysis determines the absence or presence of drugs and their metabolites, chemicals, volatile substances, gases and metals in human tissues and other materials. While traditionally an investigation of known compounds, the field of Forensic Toxicology is expanding into the identification of unknown compounds. Primary applications include workplace drug testing, post-mortem testing, driving under the influence (alcohol and illegal drug analysis) and sports/anti-doping testing.

Today, a developing area in Forensic Toxicology is the increasing use of Designer Drugs - synthetic analogs of illegal drugs developed to circumvent drug laws, i.e. bath salts, ecstasy, ketamine and methamphetamine. Analyzing these drugs can be difficult in both bulk format and in body fluids due to matrix interferences. Agilent has succeeded in using a combination of separation technologies, and powerful libraries to manage this challenging problem.

The field of Forensic Toxicology has further expanded beyond the traditional matrices of blood and urine to include hair, oral fluids and sweat. To learn more on our comprehensive solution on this topic, visit the Oral Fluid Analysis (For Forensic Use only) application page.

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Accurate and Comprehensive Mapping of Multi-omic Data to Biological Pathways

Method Development of Mixed-Mode Solid Phase Extraction for Forensics Applications

Quantitation and Confirmation of Blood Ethanol Content using a New GC/FID/MS Blood Alcohol Analyzer

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Validated Methods for the Advanced Screening of Drugs of Abuse

Validated methods for Advanced Screening of Drugs of Abuse with LC/MS/MS

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This webinar focuses on Agilent's extensive portfolio in mobile GC/MS and FTIR Analyzers

Forensics Oral Fluid Analysis

A comprehensive workflow for screening and confirmation of drugs in oral fluid, focusing on validated procedures for oral fluid sampling and testing

Forensics Sample Preparation Series

This webinar is a three part series that explores Agilent's solutions for sample preparation in forensic toxicology applications.

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A single sample prep method prior to LC/MS/MS and GC/MS used Agilent Bond Elut Certify to extract phencyclidine (PCP) from urine.