If you work in a forensic lab, it is likely your investigations start with reviewing your daily backlog, identifying which test are due, followed by creating a plan for what could be a 12-hour workday. Turnaround time is of the essence as you are pressed to turn out results. However, you also need to ensure the quality of results and compliance. Per a report on Worldwide Addiction, approximately 15 million people use injection drugs. 1,2In a 2014 Global Drug Survey, almost 50 percent of respondents reported having used cannabis in the last 12 months with .5% of users seeking emergency treatment. Accordingly, “Prescribed and non-prescribed psychoactive medication particular opioid painkillers and benzodiazepines were frequently in the top 10 drugs used by GDS populations in the last year.”3
Drug Abuse Statistics4:
- High potency forms of cannabis continue to exist
- Non-pharmaceutical opioid use continues to rise
- 27 million people are problem drug users which can lead to premature death
As drug abuse continues, detecting and quantifying these compounds in a single, automated run is essential to your productivity and public safety. Alternative workflows are readily available to drive your productivity. Thus we present a must-have toolkit to assist in your forensic discoveries.
What is the fastest method you have come across in your daily screenings?
We invite you to uncover high-throughput investigative methods, using LC-MS/MS techniques as it requires:
- Less sample prep time
- Produces faster results
- Delivers better selectivity and sensitivity