Part No: P225Issued year: 2020File size: 0.34mbFile type: pdf
New, novel benzodiazepines have become some of the most abused unique psychoactive substances seen today. In the United States, these compounds are not approved for prescription use. Therefore, the demand for testing of these drugs has rapidly increased, both in the United States and worldwide. Urine and whole blood are common matrices of choice for forensic laboratories as they can be easy to collect, and they provide relevant information regarding recent or active use of illicit materials.
Part No: AN932Issued year: 2020File size: 2.13mbFile type: pdf
There are several different extraction methods that can be used to extract synthetic benzodiazepines from biological matrices such as urine and blood. This application note evaluates three common extraction techniques, detailing the methodology used, and comparing results in terms of analyte recovery and matrix effects.