A class-independent drug screen in forensic toxicology using a photodiode array detector

Olaf H. Drummer, Alex Kotsos, Iain M. McIntyre

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A class-independent drug screen, that is suitable for use in clinical and forensic toxicology and uses gradient-elution high-performance liquid chromatography and photodiode array detection, is presented. The assay is capable of detecting and Identifying therapeutic and toxic amounts of barbiturates, anti-convulsants, diuretics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sulfonylurea anti-diabetic drugs, theophylline, and analgesic drugs. The assay has been successfully used to screen over 1000 postmortem blood specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Analytical Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993

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