Forensics relates to methods or techniques that can be applied in the investigation of crime. Forensic science is the application of scientific methods and techniques in the investigation of crime.
Bioanalysis plays a critical role in forensic and clinical toxicology applications. The reliability of data gained from biological samples such as bodily fluids is critical in forensics and criminal investigations. Therefore, bioanalytical method validation plays a vital role in ensuring the integrity of such data.
Bioanalytical validation parameters such as selectivity, linearity, accuracy, precision, limits of quantitation and robustness are critical for the correct interpretation of toxicological findings.
Bioanalytical research is necessary to understand the potential benefits and limitations of alternative matrices such as dried blood sports, nails and hair for forensic and clinical toxicology.