Method Validation for Quantitation and Confirmation of Amphetamines, Phentermine, and Designer Stimulants [Agilent]Lisa Malette
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science analyzes biological specimens for the presence or absence of drugs and alcohol in DUI/DUID, medical examiner, and police cases. In 2012, 2524 DUID cases were analyzed and 68 of those cases were reported to contain amphetamines. There were also 84 reported medical examiner cases containing amphetamines as well as 8 reported police cases. The Code of Virginia has established a per se concentration of 0.1 mg/L for both methamphetamine and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) for DUID cases. A quantitative method has been developed and validated that includes, but is not limited to, the experiments described in the SWGTOX guidelines for method validation. The method consists of 13 target compounds including amphetamine, methamphetamine, MDA, MDMA, MDPV, methcathinone, pseudoephedrine, methylone, methedrone, phentermine, mephedrone, α-PVP, and bupropion. In the following presentation, the method will be described in detail from initial development to the completion of a comprehensive validation for the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.
For Forensic use.
Funding for this course has been provided by Agilent Technologies
Course Type: On-Demand Presentation
Section: Forensic toxicology
Length: Approximately 30 minutes
Audience: Forensic Practitioners
Course Accreditation: Certificate of Attendance