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National Poison Centre
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang
Malaysia
 
Tel: +604-657 0099
Fax: +604-656 8417
 
Email: prnnet@usm.my
 
 

 
TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY
   
 
The National Poison Centre's Toxicology Laboratory was set up 1996 and provides the following services:
   
  Routine Testing
 
CHEMICALS/DRUGS/POISONS/ METALS
 
Chemicals or adulterants in foods and drinks
 
Chemicals in environmental samples
 
Chemicals or adulterants in herbal preparations
 
Chemicals or adulterants in pharmaceuticals
 
Chemicals in cosmetics
 
Chemicals or adulterants in other consumer products
 
Detection of unknown substances
 
Drug screening
 
Corticosteroid screening
 
Pesticide screening
 
Heavy metal
 
Nicotine and cotinine in urine
 
Nicotine and cotinine in hair
     
SAMPLE TYPE
 
Blood, serum, plasma, gastric lavage, urine, hair, tissues, water, soils, sediments, pharmaceuticals, herbal or traditional preparations, chemical products, plants, foods, drinks and cosmetics.
 
 
  Research and Educational Activities
 
Research collaborations with researches from USM, other higher educational institutions, research institutions, government and private agencies including NGO's are welcome.

Laboratory facilities for research, educational and training activities are available.

Training (lectures and practicals) on drugs related topics, chemicals, poison identifications and instrumentations, analytical method development and validations are regularly conducted.
 
  Fields of Research/Studies
 
 
Toxicology and Toxicovigilance
 
Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacovigilance
 
Phytochemistry
 
Analytical method development and validation
 
 
Compounds Of Interest
 
 
Tobacco
 
Heavy metals
 
Chemicals
 
Pesticides
 
Drugs
 
Proteins
 
Others
 
 
  Instruments Available
 
Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
 
Liquid Chromatograph-Tandem Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS andLC-MS/MS)
 
Gas Chromatograph-Nitrogen phosphorous/Flame lonisation Detectors (GC-NPD/FID)
 
High Performance Liquid Chromatograph-Diode array detector (HPLC)
 
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS)
 
UV-VIS Spectophotometer
 
Mercury Analyser
 
Gel Imager
   
   
   

 
 
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