Forensic Toxicology

Hemp: A Forensic Perspective [Agilent]

Instructions for registering for this archived webinar:  This webinar originally occurred Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. Duration: 1 hour(s) Sponsored by Agilent Technologies Speaker: Anthony Macherone, Ph.D., Sr. Scientist, Strategic Program Manager & Cannabis Applications Technical Leader, Agilent Technologies; Visiting Professor, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine     From a forensic perspective, a laboratory must […]

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Drug testing facilities should be screening for Kratom an opioid with potential for addiction and abuse. It is crucial to understand the physiological and psychological effects of Kratom, and how it is being used as an alternative to other opioids. In this webinar, Pat Pizzo, a renowned forensic toxicologist, discusses Kratom’s legal status, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and advocacy groups’ position on its safety and uses. She’ll explore the history of Kratom, where [...]

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Specimen Validity testing the Workplace Experience

This presentation provides an overview and historical perspective of Sample Validity Testing (SVT) in the U.S. It begins with a brief historical overview including urine specimen tampering practices and identified adulterant and substitution products, the evolution of laboratory procedures for SVT, and the implementation of regulatory policies. As an example, the National Laboratory Certification Program […]

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Opioids and Pain Management

This course presents information on opioids used in pain management. Pharmacologic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic information is presented for some dominant opioids used in pain management. A discussion of analytical issues in pain management samples will cover instrumentation methods as well as problems associated with this type of sample. The course will also include case information […]

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Introduction to Uncertainty in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology

In the fields of forensic chemistry and toxicology, we are often asked to calculate critical quantitative values (e.g., mass, concentration, purity, or volume), but until recently, these values have been provided without much regard to how “sure” we are of those calculated values. Estimating the uncertainty of a critical measurement is a requirement for laboratories […]

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Fundamentals of Immunoassay Testing Used in Toxicology

This training is designed for forensic toxicologists with some familiarity with sample screening. The course provides information about the use, theory, and techniques of commonly used immunoassays for forensic toxicology analyses. The goal of this training program is to enhance the participant’s understanding of immunoassay theory, immunoassay techniques used for the detection of drugs or […]

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Fundamentals of Chromatography Used in Toxicology

The goal of this course is to enhance the participant’s understanding of general chromatography principles, and gas chromatography and liquid chromatography, the chromatographic techniques currently used for the detection of drugs or metabolites in forensic drug testing. When a specimen has a positive initial drug test result, laboratories must perform a confirmatory drug test to […]

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Uncertainty in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology: Part 3

In the fields of forensic chemistry and toxicology, we are often asked to calculate critical quantitative values (e.g., mass, concentration, purity, or volume), but until recently, these values have been provided without much regard to how “sure” we are of those calculated values. Estimating the uncertainty of a critical measurement is a requirement for laboratories […]

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Uncertainty in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology: Part 2

In the fields of forensic chemistry and toxicology, we are often asked to calculate critical quantitative values (e.g., mass, concentration, purity, or volume), but until recently, these values have been provided without much regard to how “sure” we are of those calculated values. Estimating the uncertainty of a critical measurement is a requirement for laboratories […]

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