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Mass Spectrometry Applications in Designer Drugs of Abuse Testing - CD

Mass Spectrometry in Drugs of Abuse Testing
  • Copyright: 2013
  • Author: Marilyn Huestis
  • Speaker: Marilyn Huestis

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This is a recorded version of the AACC webinar "Mass Spectrometry Applications in Designer Drugs of Abuse Testing" which was originally held April 29, 2014. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) and gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methods are invaluable to labs that are investigating the instances and mechanisms of drug use and abuse. Particularly in cases where the drug of choice is one of the newer "designer" drugs that have been synthetically created, LC-MS can be used to identify the drug's compounds and determine how these synthetic drugs are evolving. During this webinar, Dr. Marilyn Huestis, Senior Investigator and Chief of the Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, reviews how mass spec techniques are used to perform toxicology tests for new designer drugs. She discusses advances in mass spectrometry testing that can help labs keep up with evolving trends in drug abuse; strategies lab can use to meet the clinical needs for designer drugs-of-abuse testing in their organizations; approaches labs can take to interpreting drug concentrations in alternative matrices; and how mass spectrometry methods can be used to address the problems of drug addiction and prevention and treatment of drug abuse.