Journal of Forensic Toxicology & PharmacologyISSN: 2325-9841

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Rapid Communication, J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Stability Study of Fifteen Synthetic Cannabinoids of Aminoalkylindole Type in Whole Blood, Stored in Vacutainer� Evacuated Glass Tubes

Ritva Karinen*, Lene Johnsen, Wenche Andresen, Asbjørg S. Christophersen, VigdisVindenes, and Elisabeth Leere Oiestad
Division of Forensic Sciences, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
Corresponding author : Ritva Karinen
Division of Forensic Sciences, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404, Nydalen, 0403 Oslo, Norway
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Received: March 12, 2013 Accepted: May 29, 2013 Published: June 05, 2013
Citation: Karinen R, Johnsen L, Andresen W, Christophersen AS, VindenesV, et al., (2013) Stability Study of Fifteen Synthetic Cannabinoids of Aminoalkylindole Type in Whole Blood, Stored in Vacutainer® Evacuated Glass Tubes. J Forensic Toxicol Pharmacol 2:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9841.1000106

Abstract

Stability Study of Fifteen Synthetic Cannabinoids of Aminoalkylindole Type in Whole Blood, Stored in Vacutainer® Evacuated Glass Tubes

The aim of this study was to evaluate the stability of blood concentrations of a variety of synthetic cannabinoids when spiked and stored in Vacutainer® evacuated glass tubes. Analysis for synthetic cannabinoids will be of less importance if the compounds disappear during transportation, and thus the previous must be tested for the specific tubes used during sample collection. In this study, tubes were filled with spiked whole blood and analysed after one week of storage at ambient temperature, in a refrigerator (+4°C), and in a freezer (-20°C).

Keywords: Vacutainer� glass blood collection tubes; Whole blood; Stability; Synthetic cannabinoids; Ultra-performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS)

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