Gas chromatography at UCSF

A chromatography technique used for separating and analyzing compounds that can be vaporized without decomposition.
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Tobacco Biomarkers Core

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, SFGH
Contact: Peyton Jacob, III, PhD 415-282-9495

  • Assess level of tobacco use or validate cessation--low sensitivity. Also measures nicotine as routinely applied to plasma, serum, urine, or saliva.
  • Chromatographic analysis of biological samples for tobacco biomarkers, including nicotine and its metabolites and biomarkers for carcinogen exposure.