Published Online: 1 January 1974
Page Count: 8
Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas
Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Institute of Forensic Sciences, and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
(Received 8 February 1973; accepted 21 May 1973)
For performance of clinical toxicological analyses, relatively few hospital or other service laboratories presently have elegant instrumentation such as gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer-computer interfaces for final measurement or mechanized devices for the prior extractions and sample transfers. Most of the small fraction of hospital laboratories providing analyses for drugs are limited to the use of “kits” using thin-layer chromatography (TLC), or ultraviolet (UV) photometric and, occasionally, gas chromatographic (GC) procedures. Most frequently the determination desired must be specified.
Paper ID: JFS10084J