Skip to main content

Analyze Forensic Samples via GC/MS in Less than 60 Seconds

Agilent QuickProbe Technology | Analyze forensic samples via GC/MS in less than 60 seconds

With Agilent QuickProbe, your lab can quickly and directly analyze the composition of tablets and liquids to determine whether controlled substances are present.

In fact, this real-time technique enables you to identify compounds with little or no sample preparation. The easy-to-use probe, combined with an Agilent GC/MS system, provides fast data analysis with automated library identification.

The result: near instantaneous determination of sample composition.

QuickProbe comprehensive e-book

Download QuickProbe e-book

The QuickProbe comprehensive e-book takes you inside our QuickProbe technology. See how this advanced technology will benefit you.

Download now
Easy as one, two, three
Introducing a sample into the QuickProbe is simple:
QuickProbe icon

1. Touch the sample with the probe

QuickProbe icon

2. Insert the probe into the QuickProbe inlet

QuickProbe icon

3. Have the results in less than 60 seconds

QuickProbe Resources

Learn more about QuickProbe technology.

Webinar screenshots


The Use of a QuickProbe in the Analysis of Controlled Substances

Watch now

Sub-Minute Screening Analysis Using QuickProbe GC/MS

Watch now
App note cover

Application notes

Increasing Throughput for Forensic Screening of Raw Case Samples Using the Agilent QuickProb GC/MS System

Download now

Fast Analysis Workflow with No Sample Preparation for Forensic Applications

Download now
5977B GC/MSD product photo

Maximizing Efficiency of QuickProbe GC/MS: Using QuickProbe GC/MS and consumables

Download now
Brochure cover

Agilent QuickProbe Technology brochure

Direct, real-time MS analysis of solids and liquids

Download now
Quick reference guide cover

Agilent QuickProbe GC/MS supplies

Agilent supplies for Agilent instruments

Download now
5977B GC/MSD product photo

Related products

Built to handle analytical challenges for industries such as environmental, chemical, petrochemical, food, forensic, pharmaceutical, and material testing, the 5977B GC/MSD delivers:

  • A 10-fold increase in single-quadrupole capabilities.
  • Lower operational costs.
  • More uninterrupted lab productivity.
Learn more

See how QuickProbe can lighten your load:

Conquer your caseload

Lab caseload photo

Is your forensic lab struggling with a growing caseload of complex samples? With QuickProbe, you can enjoy the speed and simplicity of direct sample analysis on a GC/MS platform that has been a workhorse in your laboratory for decades.

Achieve separation in under a minute

60 second timer graphic

QuickProbe includes our innovative sample introduction technology and provides rapid heating mounted onto the Quick GC (with a short separation column). It interfaces to your standard Agilent GC/MS to obtain in-vacuum electron ionization, followed by quadrupole-based mass analysis. QuickProbe can be run without changes to the existing GC column, in under a minute.

Identify compounds with confidence using electron ionization libraries

Lab and library photo

After components in the mixture are separated by GC and quickly identified by MS detection, QuickProbe allows for fast data analysis, using an EI library such as NIST or Wiley to identify names and structures, even at the isomer level.

Use specialized columns and consumables

QuickProbe consumables photo

For each sample type, Agilent offers a probe and probe holder that enable rapid sample analysis. The QuickProbe inlet also utilizes a newly designed fritted liner with touchless packaging to prevent any large particulates from contaminating the Quick GC column. Two off-the-shelf column types are available for the Fast GC, and custom columns may be made to order.

QuickProbe technology was developed by Professor Aviv Amirav at Tel Aviv University. See the article "Open Probe Fast GC-MS: Combining Ambient Sampling, Ultra-Fast Separation, and In-Vacuum Ionization for Real-Time Analysis" by U. Keshet, T. Alon, A. B. Fialkov, and A. Amirav, in the Journal of Mass Spectrometry 52, 417-426 (2017).

For Forensic Use