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These documents are distributed to the members and other interested scientists by the Bulletin or this website.
Systematic Toxicological Analysis (STA) is the application of an appropriate analytical strategy for the identification of potentially toxic compounds and their metabolites in biological samples. The STA committee's mission is to develop Guidelines to advocate and promote systematic toxicological analyses
Toxicological analysis involves the detection, identification and quantification of toxicologically relevant substances and the interpretation of the results.
In order to obtain reliable results, standards of quality must be applied. The TIAFT laboratory guidelines are intended to serve as a basis on which adequate working practices and methodologies can be developed.
These guidelines address the issue of sampling for forensic toxicological analyses by providing recommendations of specimen types, amounts that should be collected and submitted to laboratories expected to perform STA, and criteria for ensuring quality assurance in sample collection.
Furter readings on STA-strategy and analytical approach, sample type and specimen collection, sample extraction and clean-up for STA, volatiles, derivatization, library search and databases.
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