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Fool’s Gold or Real Gold? HS-GC-FID is it specific or selective or neither?

March 1, 2011

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?.

Please visit Attorney McShane’s blog to learn The Truth about Forensic Science

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