In today’s forensic science laboratory, toxicologists identify drugs and toxins in samples collected from crime scenes, victims, and potential suspects. If present, the toxicologist also determines whether the drug or toxin contributed to a person’s behavioral changes or death. In this forensic science experiment, students will use the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to analyze simulated crime scene samples for the presence of drugs.
For 10 groups of students.
Time required: one hour.
Kit Includes: instructions, simulated crime scene samples, antibodies, buffers, microtiter plates, assorted pipets and microcentrifuge tubes.
All you need: adjustable micropipettes with tips (optional), pipet pumps, laboratory glassware, distilled or deionized water.