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Opioid Testing with LC- and GC-MS

Opioid Testing with LC- and GC-MS

Opioid testing is challenging, as many illicit synthetic opioids are designed to elude detection

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Immunoassays may be used to identify a class of drugs; however they often lack the sensitivity required to detect semi-synthetic and synthetic opioids. Gas or liquid chromatography paired with mass spectrometry offers greater sensitivity and enables forensic toxicologists to detect unknown compounds in samples.

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