Special Issues-03-01-2012

Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC–MS) techniques offer advantages in separating and confirming the identity of constituents in novel psychoactive substances.

Accurate-mass approaches offer a significant advance over nominal-mass approaches in the arena of qualitative analysis, and some of the analytical approaches can now be conducted in a relatively routine manner.

A study of colony collapse disorder in honey bees illustrates how mass spectrometry–based proteomics techniques can be used to to identify pathogens without any prior knowledge of what is contained in the sample.

A proof-of-concept application for detecting abused steroids in urine samples collected from an antidoping surveillance program

An update on the sample preparation and LC–MS-MS tools available for allergen detection, as well advantages of those techniques.

Click the title above to open the March 2012 issue of Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry, Volume 10, Number 1, in an interactive PDF format.