So many times, Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector (HS-GC-FID) is described by government expert witnesses as the “gold standard” in forensics. This trite phrase is very misleading. HS-GC-FID analysis is a very good technique when compared to other assays, but it is not infallible and it is not even the best chromatographic method available for analysis.
Attorney McShane some of the limitations of HS-GC-FID in his blog post: Fool’s Gold or Real Gold? HS-GC-FID is it specific or selective or neither?.
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