This book covers services of the Toxicology Laboratory from common general emergency medicine to specialized treatment units, defining procedures for critical quantitative analysis in treating acute poisoning cases. If the diagnosis or the prognosis is in doubt, active elimination therapy is considered or the administration of certain antidotes is contemplated. The book describes: colour tests and thin layer chromatography; high performance liquid chromatography; gas chromatography; ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry; atomic absorption spectrometry with detailed accounts of: instrumentation, operating procedures, possible interfaces in the methodology and, prototype examples of analytical procedures specifying the sensitivity of each test.
S K Gupta / Uma Singh / T Velpandian.: Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
Preface / Acknowledgements / Role of Analytical Toxicology Laboratory in Poisoning Management / Role of Toxicology Laboratory in Toxicovigilance and Prevention of Poisoning / Colour (Chemical) Tests / Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) / High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) / High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) / Gas Chromatography (GC) / Spectrophotometry and Spectrofluorimetry / Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) / Toxicovigilance and Prevention of Poisoning / Extraction Procedures for some Pesticides and Drugs / Hazardous Pesticides / Weights and Measures used in Analytical Techniques / Laboratory Safety / Bibliography / Index