Analysis of Beta-Blockers at Low Levels of Concentration

By November 12, 2014

Beta-blockers block the action of β-adrenergic agonists at the β-receptors in the cells of heart muscle and other tissues of the sympathetic nervous system. Legally, beta-blockers are primarily prescribed for the management of hypertension, angina, and cardiac arrhythmias. They can however be abused by athletes who want to decrease their heart rate, lower their blood pressure, or improve their fine motor skills.

In a recent application note, we demonstrated the sensitivity and selectivity of the Forensic Toxicology Application Solution with UNIFI® Scientific Information System.

This work shows that the Forensic Toxicology Application Solution with UNIFI:

  • Provides comprehensive screening of beta-blockers at low levels of concentration in human urine
  • Schieves MRPL with minimal sample preparation
  • Automatically processes and presents data to the user with fully customizable workflows

Download the complete application note here to learn how UNIFI can provide user-friendly, comprehensive data analysis, interpretation, and reporting for your Forensic Toxicology applications.