This application note describes the fully-automated extraction of opiates from acid-hydrolyzed urine and non-hydrolyzed urine prior to GC/MS analysis. The methods were automated using Biotage® Extrahera™ configured for use with ISOLUTE® SLE+ supported liquid extraction columns.
The simple sample preparation procedure delivers clean extracts and analyte recoveries of greater than 74% with RSDs lower than 10%. Using the Biotage® Extrahera™, 24 hydrolyzed samples were extracted in under 31 minutes and 24 non-hydrolyzed samples were extracted in under 36 minutes. The limits of quantitation meet or exceed the sensitivity requirements set by SAMHSA and EWDTS for workplace testing applications.
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