Multiclass analysis of illicit drugs in plasma and oral fluids by LC-MS/MS.Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009 Jan; 393(2):709-18.AB
An analytical procedure for the simultaneous determination in human plasma and oral fluids of several illicit drugs belonging to different chemical and toxicological classes is presented. Amphetamine, methamphetamine, morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine, methylenedioxyamphetamine, methylenedioxyethylamphetamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, cocaine, benzoylecgonine, tetrahydrocannabinol, carboxytetrahydrocannabinol, ketamine, and phencyclidine have been quantified in real samples using a very rapid sample treatment, basically a protein precipitation. The quantitative analysis was performed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and has been fully validated. All the analytes were detected in positive ionization mode using a TurboIonSpray source, except carboxytetrahydrocannabinol, which was detected in negative ionization mode. The use of a diverter valve between the column and the mass spectrometer allows the preservation of the ion source performances for high-throughput analysis.