Achieving the Standard for Analytical Scope & Sensitivity Testing in Impaired Driving using Laminar Flow Tandem Mass Spectrometry


Featured Speaker:

Sabra Botch-Jones, M.S., M.A., D-ABFT-FT
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Based on results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.4 million people aged 16 or older operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and 12.8 million drove under the influence of illicit drugs. Due to the prevalence of driving while impaired, the forensic toxicology scientific community developed ASB Standard 120 “Standard for the Analytical Scope and Sensitivity of Forensic Toxicology Testing in Impaired Driving Investigations”. The scope of the standard provides the minimum requirement for target analytes and analytical sensitivity for the analysis biological fluids such as urine in suspected drugged driving cases.

Sabra Botch-Jones is board certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. She conducts research in the areas of forensic toxicology, analytical chemistry, as well as seized drug analysis. She serves as Vice Chair and on the Executive Board of the National Safety Council’s Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division. She serves as Secretary of the Toxicology Consensus Body of the Academy Standards Board. Sabra was appointed by Governor Charles Baker to serve on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Forensic Oversight Board and the Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving.