Part No: P052Issued year: 2013File size: 0.48mbFile type: pdf
Pain management therapy warrants constant monitoring of therapeutic levels of prescribed drug levels in patient urine samples. The number of samples being submitted for analysis has increased dramatically in the last 10 years with improvements in high throughput automated screening capabilities. Patient samples analysis is complicated by the need for an effective sample preparation methodology that can extract target analytes from complex matrices with good efficiency. Further complicating the process is the need to enzymatically hydrolyse the glucoronidated metabolites prior to extraction from the urine matrix. A fully automated sample preparation process using a TECAN Freedom EVO® 100 was designed to incorporate both the enzymatic hydrolysis and subsequent sample preparation assay as one continuous workflow. Supported Liquid Extraction (ISOLUTE SLE+) which offers an efficient alternative to traditional liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and solid phase extraction (SPE) techniques was used to extract a suite of pain management drugs from spiked urine samples. A recovery and quantitation assay was run on the TECAN Freedom EVO® 100 using mock patient samples to demonstrate utility of automation process.
MSACL, Pain Management, Biotage, SPE, SLE, LLE, Supported Liquid Extraction, Drugs, MSACL, San Diego, 2013
Part No: P144Issued year: 2016File size: 0.6mbFile type: pdf
The ability to extract a broad range of different drugs from a biological matrix allows for the expedited analysis of a patient sample using LC-MS/MS. Typically small molecules are extracted from matrices like urine based on their polarities. A fast and reliable sample preparation method that could be implemented to extract drugs of different polarities from urine could be used as a screening tool to quickly identify the presence of illicit drugs in patient samples using LC-MS-MS.
This poster demonstrates the utility of supported liquid extraction for the extraction of over 30 different acidic, basic and neutral drugs in urine prior to LC-MS/MS.
Part No: P109Issued year: 2014File size: 0.43mbFile type: pdf
This poster describes a supported liquid extraction method for extraction of a class of novel psychoactive substances (NBOMes) with analysis using laser diode thermal desorption (LDTD) MS/MS. Samples are oral fluid collected using Salivettes.
Part No: AN886Issued year: 2017File size: 1mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the extraction of 96 licit and illicit drugs of abuse from urine prior to UPLC-MS/MS analysis using EVOLUTE® HYDRO CX 96-well plates.
EVOLUTE® HYDRO CX plates offer an efficient way to perform hydrolysis in the well of the extraction plate. This method provides high analyte recovery, reduced extraction time due to the elimination of a sample transfer step as well as the elimination of the column conditioning and equilibration steps, and a reduced risk for sample carryover or cross-contamination due to the elimination of the sample transfer step.
Part No: P164Issued year: 2017File size: 0.69mbFile type: pdf
Most drugs, both licit and illicit, are excreted in urine as glucuronide conjugates. Hydrolysis using beta-glucuronidase converts the glucuronidated metabolites back to their “free” or non-conjugated
form, increasing sensitivity for LC-MS/MS analysis. Hydrolysis using red abalone, abalone, and recombinant beta-glucuronidase enzymes was evaluated using an in-well hydrolysis plate to determine which provided the most efficient hydrolysis of glucuronide metabolites without affecting overall recovery of nonconjugated compounds. A glucuronide control containing 8 glucuronide compounds was used to determine the extent of hydrolysis that occurred. A non-conjugated control containing 96 licit and illicit drugs of abuse was evaluated to determine if signal suppression occurred as a result of enzyme hydrolysis.
Part No: AN815Issued year: 2014File size: 1.52mbFile type: pdf
The method described in this application note achieves high recoveries of THC and an extended suite of common metabolites in oral fluid from Quantisal (Immunalysis) oral fluid collection devices.
This application note describes effective and efficient
ISOLUTE SLE+ protocols optimized for sample loading volumes of either 300 μL or 800 μL. The simple sample preparation procedure delivers clean extracts and analyte recoveries greater than 64% with RSDs of <10% for all analytes.
Part No: RP-DS-04Issued year: 2010File size: 0.19mbFile type: pdf
When analyzing human urine for drugs of abuse, one of the most common tests is for the cocaine metabolite Benzoylecgonine (BZE). A contract laboratory has automated this labor intensive procedure using the RapidTrace.
Part No: P157Issued year: 2017File size: 0.8mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates that a large urine panel, comprised of 43 DOAs, from multiple drug classes, can be simultaneously screened by mixed-mode cation exchange SPE (using EVOLUTE EXPRESS CX 96 well plates) despite their disparate intermolecular traits, by thoughtfully selecting appropriate organic wash and elution conditions that simultaneously enable sample isolation and detection along with minimizing sample matrix effects.
The extraction method is automated using the Biotage® Extrahera™ Automated sample Preparation Platform.
MSACL 2017, Palm Springs
Part No: P153Issued year: 2016File size: 0.52mbFile type: pdf
In postmortem cases, where drugs or pesticides have been used for
their poisonous properties, traditional matrices such as urine and
whole blood may be inappropriate for qualitative and quantitative
analysis. As the site of metabolism for most drugs and toxins, the
liver may provide more insight to cause of death than other bodily
This poster describes the use of ISOLUTE SLE+ supported liquid extraction columns to extract a range of drug and pesticide classes form homogenised liver using a simple, streamlined workflow.
Part No: P132Issued year: 2015File size: 1.55mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates the extraction of a range of drugs of abuse from oral fluid collection devices using supported liquid extraction suitable for UPLC-MS/MS analysis. Unlike some sample preparation techniques, SLE allows for the simultaneous extraction of cross-functional analytes in a single extraction protocol without forfeiting extract cleanliness.
The target analyte list includes benzodiazepines, z drugs, amphetamines, cathinones, opiates, cocaine, buprenorphine, PCP, THC-COOH, fentanyl and ketamine.
Part No: P138Issued year: 2015File size: 0.82mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates a fast, reliable protocol to extract multiple drug of abuse panels from whole blood using a common supported liquid extraction methodology. This benefits laboratory workflow where multiple assays are run each day, saving both worker hours and
Part No: P151Issued year: 2016File size: 0.96mbFile type: pdf
This poster compares the performance of manual processing to a novel automated sample preparation system prior to GC/MS or LC-MS/MS analysis in forensic toxicology applications. Emphasis is placed on the potential for 96-well cross contamination and strategies for its elimination.
Part No: P156Issued year: 2017File size: 0.23mbFile type: pdf
Most drugs are excreted in urine as glucuronide conjugates. Hydrolysis using a beta-glucuronidase enzyme to convert the metabolites to their “free” form for analysis increases sensitivity. Red abalone (Kura Biotech), abalone (Campbell Scientific), and recombinant (IMCSzyme) beta-glucuronidase enzymes were evaluated to determine which provided the most complete hydrolysis of glucuronide metabolites without effecting the overall recovery of non-conjugated compounds.
EVOLUTE EXPRESS CX 96-well plates were used to extract hydrolysed urine samples, and the impact of th enzymes was compared.
MSACL 2017, Palm Springs
Part No: AN841Issued year: 2015File size: 0.82mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the extraction of 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC from a urine matrix, prior to GC/MS analysis.
Carboxy-THC is the primary metabolite of THC, a key indicator of illicit marijuana usage. In urine, ~80% of the carboxy-THC metabolite is present in the form of its glucuronide metabolite. Therefore, to effectively quantify the THC-COOH, urine is hydrolyzed before extraction. This application note describes optimized extraction of urine samples prepared by either enzymatic or base hydrolysis.
Part No: AN720Issued year: 2011File size: 0.22mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the extraction of THC and metabolites from urine using ISOLUTE SLE+ columns or plates. The most prevalent marker in biological samples taken from cannabis abusers is 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ9-THC. Here we demonstrate a supported liquid extraction procedure for 11-nor-9-carboxy-Δ9-THC.