Using LC-MS/MS for Toxicological Analysis in the ED

  • Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $69.00

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, more than 6,700 people are treated in U.S. emergency departments for drug misuse or abuse. In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, the agency estimates that drug use or misuse resulted in about 2.5 million hospital emergency department visits in the U.S. Add to that thousands of patients presenting to emergency departments nationwide with suspected exposure to poisons or other types of toxins, and you begin to understand the scope of testing that toxicology labs serving the needs of today?s busy emergency departments are expected to perform.

Fortunately, the technology used to investigate potential toxic exposures continues to advance, and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) now plays an essential role in these analyses. Join AACC for this 60-minute webinar and hear Dr. Kara Lynch of the University of California, San Francisco describe how today's toxicology labs are using LC-MS/MS to provide timely and accurate information that emergency department clinicians can use to make life-saving treatment decisions. (This is a recorded version of an AACC live webinar that was held June 3, 2015).