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Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Extraction Techniques (1728V) October 6, 2021 Online

Register for this course  / $495.00

This one-day course will be conducted live via Zoom. For more details email registrar@mcri.org.

“ I became more confident in performing tests and designing training modules. These microcrystal tests will help reduce our backlog and turnaround time.” — A.H.

“ The course provides an excellent basis for microchemical testing of illicit drugs, which I use on about 95% of my cases.” — M.B.

COURSE OUTLINE & SYLLABUS

Course schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Time, U.S. and Canada). There will be a one-hour break for lunch and several short breaks throughout the day.

This online course will focus specifically on microscopical extraction techniques for illicit drugs and diverted pharmaceuticals in various formulations and delivery mechanisms including tablets, oral solutions, and transdermal patches. Several drugs including codeine, diazepam, ephedrine, hydrocodone, methylphenidate, methadone, oxycodone, and pseudoephedrine will be used as examples for these extraction techniques. Practical applications, pros and cons of microcrystal tests, interferences, limits of detection, and sensitivity will be illustrated.

This course is based upon microcrystal tests from McCrone Research Institute’s publication, A Modern Compendium of Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken either Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs and Diverted Pharmaceuticals (1725), Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 1 (1726V), or Microcrystal Tests for Illicit Drugs Group 2 (1727V), or have instructor approval. Students are also required to be employed as a microscopist or trace/physical evidence analyst or hold a directly related position in a forensic crime laboratory.

Day 1
• Introduction
• Microscopical extraction techniques for drugs and pharmaceuticals in various formulations and delivery mechanisms including tablets, oral solutions, and transdermal patches
• Analysis of codeine, diazepam, ephedrine, hydrocodone, methylphenidate, methadone, oxycodone, and pseudoephedrine