Journal Article

A Comprehensive Screen for Volatile Organic Compounds in Biological Fluids

Mary-Ellen E. Sharp

in Journal of Analytical Toxicology

Volume 25, issue 7, pages 631-636
Published in print October 2001 | ISSN: 0146-4760
Published online October 2001 | e-ISSN: 1945-2403 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jat/25.7.631
A Comprehensive Screen for Volatile Organic Compounds in Biological Fluids

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A headspace gas chromatographic (GC) screen for common volatile organic compounds in biological fluids is reported. Common GC phases, DB-1™ and DB-WAX™, with split injection provide separation and identification of more than 40 compounds in a single 20-min run. In addition, this method easily accommodates quantitation. The screen detects commonly encountered volatile compounds at levels below 4 mg%. A control mixture, providing qualitative and semiquantitative information, is described. For comparison, elution of the volatiles on a specialty phase, DB-624™, is reported. This method is an expansion and modification of a screen that had been used for more than 20 years. During its first year of use, the expanded screen has proven to be advantageous in routine forensic casework.

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Subjects: Medical Toxicology ; Toxicology (Non-medical)

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