A novel, simple and economic liquid-liquid extraction method for isolating cocaine from urine was developed utilizing gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for analysis and quantification. The use of a single nonpolar organic solvent allowed only nonpolar analytes to be extracted from the biological fluid, and consequently, no derivatization step was necessary before CC-MS analysis. Large numbers of specimens (>60) can be extracted in approximately 3 h with this procedure. The method is highly precise (C.V. 98%), sensitive (limit of detection of 5 ng/ml) and has a mean recovery of 48.8%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 25 1997|
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