Enabling LC/MS/MS solutions to push the limits in toxicology and drug testing

Forensic Toxicology

Five percent of the world's population over the age of 15 are using illicit drugs, and several hundred thousands of drug intoxications are reported annually in the Western world alone. Forensic scientists and law enforcement agencies require screening methods used in forensic intoxication cases to be highly-sensitive and fast.

Today, LC/MS/MS is the preferred method of analysis for forensic toxicology over traditional analysis techniques – both qualitative and quantitative. Providing better sensitivity, LC/MS/MS requires less sample preparation and no derivitization, in less time.

Innovative LC/MS/MS technology from AB SCIEX delivers superior accuracy, sensitivity, and higher throughput. Our unique hybrid triple quadrupole/linear ion-trap (QTRAP® System) technologies enable rapid screening, identification, and quantitation of hundreds of compounds in a single analysis.

SPEX SamplePrep's Freezer/Mills are the Ultimate Cryogenic grinder for Forensic applications. These cryogenic laboratory mills chill samples in liquid nitrogen then pulverizes them with a magnetically driven impactor inside the grinding vial. Typical samples include textiles, clothing, fibers, bone, teeth, hair and drugs.

DNA/RNA Extraction—Bone, teeth, hair, skeletal material-recent or ancient, plant and animal tissues, leaves, etc. Sample maintains low level temperatures due to continuous immersion in liquid nitrogen. Pharmaceutical Analysis/Drug Testing—Heat sensitive metabolites, isomers and complex molecules retain their composition as they are not degraded by heat or pressure.