June 7, 2013 | News & Notices Shimadzu Releases LC/MS/MS Rapid Toxicology Screening System for Several Classes of Toxicological Compounds

Shimadzu has introduced a LC/MS/MS Rapid Toxicology Screening System featuring predetermined analytical conditions. The system includes MRM transitions, LC separation conditions, retention times, spectral libraries, and report files, it enables researchers to rapidly implement a toxicology screening.

Developed in conjunction with forensic medicine and critical care researchers, Shimadzu's LC/MS/MS Rapid Toxicology Screening System includes method parameters for 106 of the most important toxicological compounds, including drugs of abuse, pharmaceuticals, psychotropics, and hypnotics. It incorporates established calibration curves and uses diazepam d5 as an internal standard. As a result, this screening tool provides laboratories the ability to perform semi-quantitative analysis without purchasing dozens of costly standards.

Also included is an optimized sample preparation protocol for toxicology screening based on QuEChERS*. With this protocol, a total solution for toxicology screening from sample preparation to reporting is provided.

*QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, Safe) was developed by Anastassiades et al in 2003 as a sample preparation method for residual pesticide analysis in agricultural products.

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