The Postmortem Forensic Toxicology Laboratory uses many techniques and sophisticated instrumentation to detect and quantitate drugs and their metabolites (breakdown products formed in the body) in blood, urine and postmortem tissue. The chemists use a variety of analytical instruments and techniques, including gas chromatography , mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry , enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and solid phase extraction. The Forensic Toxicology Laboratory performs over 70 thousand tests annually for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
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