Qualitative Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids Using Liquid Chromatography Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (LC-QTOF/MS)

Ann Arbor, MI, December 14, 2017 --(PR.com)-- A presentation at the Southwestern Association of Toxicologists November 2017 scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas highlighted the utility of Cayman’s Synthetic Cannabinoid Screening Library. This library is comprised of more than 350 synthetic cannabinoid standards, including parent compounds and their positional isomers, analogs, and homologs. At the meeting, Amanda Moore, MSFS, Michael Frontz, MSFS, D-ABFT-FT, D-ABC, and Greg Jellick, MSFS, D-ABFT-FT, forensic toxicologists at Quality Forensic Toxicology, described a qualitative screening method to identify synthetic cannabinoids and related metabolites in blood, using accurate mass (LC-QTOF/MS) for Cayman’s Synthetic Cannabinoid Screening Library, to create a Personal Compound Database and Library (PCDL) complete with retention times for 350+ synthetic cannabinoids. Experiments performed for method validation included: limit of detection (LOD), reproducibility of LOD, sample stability, carryover, interference, and matrix effect (ion suppression). Greg Jellick, Quality Manager at Quality Forensic Toxicology, noted that because of the thorough collection of synthetic cannabinoids found in Cayman’s library, this new PCDL is currently “the most comprehensive synthetic cannabinoid panel in the industry and will allow us to cast the broadest net to identify even the most obscure ‘unknown unknowns.’” Forensic toxicologists at Quality Forensic Toxicology will implement the PCDL to identify synthetic cannabinoids in forensic and clinical toxicology samples from across the US in a fee-for-service arrangement. Cayman is proud to collaborate with toxicology testing labs such as Quality Forensic Toxicology to address the analytical needs of the forensic community.

The presentation (PDF) can be accessed at http://qftox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/SAT-QTOF-SCs-Public-121117.pdf.

About Cayman Chemical Company
Cayman Chemical is leading the field of designer drug forensic analysis by providing high-purity reference standards to federally licensed laboratories and qualified academic research institutions. We synthesize a range of analytical standards including synthetic cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, opioids, cathinones, phenethylamines, amphetamines, indanes, benzodiazepines, and tryptamines, among many others. To learn more about our forensic analytical standards, custom synthesis capabilities, bulk pricing, and custom mixtures, please contact our sales staff: sales@caymanchem.com.

About Quality Forensic Toxicology LLC
Quality Forensic Toxicology is a valuable new resource for the complete drug and metabolite analysis of forensic toxicology samples. Accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation by ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards, QFT stands ready to provide the highest level of service and expertise for your analytical needs. We have state-of-the-art instrumentation, comprehensive analytical methods, and a staff with over 50 years of experience in postmortem, human performance, and compliance toxicology. In addition to our expertise, we offer the quality forensic analyses you require with production lab efficiency, unsurpassed customer service, extraordinary turn-around-times, and competitive prices. To learn more about how QFT can help with your toxicology testing needs, please contact us at info@qftox.com.
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