The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in partnership with the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) at RTI International, formed the Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG). The FLN-TWG supports NIJ’s mission to improve knowledge and understanding of the forensic technology needs of federal, state, local, and tribal forensic practitioners and crime laboratories.
This technical note details the utility of direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS) as a technique to rapidly screen seized drug evidence.
- Forensic Laboratory Needs Technology Working Group (FLN-TWG)
- Evolving Approaches and Technologies for Seized Drug Analysis
- Gas Chromatography Vapor-Phase Infrared Spectroscopy (GC-VIR)
- Gas Chromatography-Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (GC-VUV)
- Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography Photo Diode Array Ultraviolet Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-PDA UV-MS)
- Microcrystal Tests
- Analysis of Marijuana and Marijuana Products
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence report was provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.