Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CDT
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SOFT 2018 - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Greenway I 
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Rachel Lieberman 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

Using the Shimadzu Model 8060 LC-MS/MS in the Investigations of Death: Its Purpose and Advantages in Forensic Toxicology

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
SOFT 2018 - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Greenway I

Forensic toxicology laboratories in the United States that analyze human bodily fluids and tissues have been challenged by the influx of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and designer drugs that have been entering the country over the last 5 years.  These substances must be identified and measured with high accuracy to meet the forensic standards of the courts and communities.  Often faced with the worst possible matrices such as in postmortem forensic toxicology, the analyst must be able to adapt their methodology to detect very low concentration of these compounds (< 0.1 ng/mL) while reducing the effect of the background chemical and instrument noise.  The analytical instrumentation often is the source of many failures and limitations of any toxicology method.  It is important for forensic toxicology laboratories to have the most current and up to date analytical instrumentation so that they are accurately able to measure low levels of these substances in complex matrices.  The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s toxicology laboratory introduced their first LCMS-8060 into their laboratory in late 2015.  The additional of the LCMS into their laboratory has allowed for them to decrease their turnaround time from 65 to 32 days and combine multiple methods into one single method for faster results.

Miami Dade Medical Examiners office

George Hime (Presenter) - Assistant Laboratory Director 

Joe Kahl - Forensic Toxicologist

Alex Giachetti - Forensic Toxicologist


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