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High-Resolution Mass Spectral Libraries for Opioid Analysis

Mass spectrometry is used by laboratories to confirm the presence of chemical compounds in clinical, toxicological, and environmental samples. Laboratories also use mass spectrometry to analyze the structure of a compound by breaking down the compound into its components and measuring their mass and intensity. Those data for a given compound are its mass spectrum.

Using high resolution mass spectrometry is an emerging practice in laboratory analysis that determines a compound’s mass spectrum to a higher degree of accuracy and precision. The collection of those data for an array of compounds can be organized into a high-resolution mass spectral library. This resource can provide reference data to increase confidence in compound identification when commercial standard reference material is unavailable.

The high-resolution mass spectral libraries for opioid analysis available below include data that enable identification of all the 200+ opioids and opioid-related compounds also covered by the TOM Kits*.

The PCDL library format provided below is intended for use on an Agilent mass spectrometry platform. The NIST library format enables this library to be used on other instrument platforms.

Available Formats and Specifications

* TRACEABLE OPIOID MATERIAL, TOM KITS, and the TOM KITS Logo are marks of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Disclaimers

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

These libraries are a collection of product ion spectra and do not eliminate the need to meet analytical method requirements of other federal agencies.

Page last reviewed: August 3, 2020