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In this rapid TLC method of analysis for the urinary cannabinoid metabolite, 11-nor-delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid (THC-COOH), hydrolyzed urine specimens are aspirated through a porous, alkyl-silica extraction layer located along the lower edge of a biphasic thin-layer chromatogram; THC-COOH is simultaneously extracted from the sample and(More)
Hundreds of drugs and other substances are excreted in urine. In a comprehensive drug screen, it is impossible to identify every detectable substance. In order to delineate the most commonly detected drugs, approximately 1000 urine specimens from geographically distributed clinical laboratories were analyzed for drug substances. Twenty-nine (29) clinical(More)
Greenhouse tests were conducted to determine the effects of two kinds of Meloidogyne hapla inoculum on the growth and quality of carrot roots, and the protection afforded in each case by nonfumigant nematicides in organic soils. For all treatments the percentage of carrots damaged was greater with larvae alone as inoculum than with larvae and eggs,(More)
Cannabis, or marijuana, has been known and used as a drug for many thousands of years. Recent interest in drug abuse and detection has spurred the development of several methodologies for cannabinoid detection. These methods include immunoassays and chromatography. Laboratories routinely performing cannabinoid testing use two or more methodologies; the(More)
Concentrations of natural radionuclides (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K and man-made (137)Cs in most important tourist Gran Canaria beaches have been determined using a high-purity Germanium detector to analyse their radiological hazard. Average values of the activity concentrations of (226)Ra, (232)Th and (40)K were 17.6±1.4, 21.3±1.8 and 480±22 Bq kg(-1),(More)
Numerical simulations of laboratory astrophysics experiments on plasma flows require plasma microscopic properties that are obtained by means of an atomic kinetic model. This fact implies a careful choice of the most suitable model for the experiment under analysis. Otherwise, the calculations could lead to inaccurate results and inappropriate conclusions.(More)
Reference laboratories are an integral component of any industrial employee drug screening program. We evaluated the performance and accuracy of the reference laboratories used by Rockwell International, a large industrial employer with an active drug screening program. A total of 829 commercially prepared control samples containing drugs of abuse,(More)