Detection of trace levels of drugs in dust by TD–GC–MS
Application Note 045
Forensic detection of proscribed (banned) substances such as heroin or cocaine requires analysis of real-world samples, such as household dust.
Direct thermal desorption of materials like this can provide a simple and sensitive approach to drug analysis, and facilitates rapid screening of a broad spectrum of compounds.
In this application note we demonstrate the successful detection of trace levels of several drugs of abuse in a sample of household dust.