32. Increasing Throughput by Multiplexing Drugs of Abuse Analysis
Poster: Mon 6:30-7:30PM
Michael Jarvis
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LC/MS/MS has emerged as a reliable method to perform analysis of drugs in urine without the setup requirements of immunoassay or the time-consuming sample preparation and derivatization required for GC/MS. Multiplexing LC systems, and synchronizing to a single MS, can generate the high throughput needed by modern day laboratories that face increasing sample numbers yet have the expectation to maintain or improve turn around times. An integrated multiplex system has been specifically designed to synchronize two LC systems and a mass spectrometer, allowing injection of drugs of abuse in urine samples into two LC streams in parallel.