Current methods for quantifying microplastics via LC-MS/MS analysis have been adapted from environmental monitoring protocols and are often inadequate for sampling within complex matrices. This study explores the application of liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the detection of microplastics. The initial phase of this research utilized pork kidney samples to establish a baseline for background and efficacy of sample processing. These findings underscore the complexity of developing a sensitive and specific analytical technique for microplastics in tissues. The observed discrepancies in contamination and replicability between samples emphasize the need for continual method optimization.
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