Improved technologies for the detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon adducts are required for human biomonitoring. Therefore, a coupled-column high-performance liquid chromatographic method, with system-integrated sample processing, has been developed and its applicability for determination of tetrahydrotetrols of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in acid hydrolysates of human hemoglobin has been investigated. A novel column-switching technique applying "thermotransfer' is used to separate tetrahydrotetrols of benzo[a]pyrene and benz[a]anthracene more efficiently. Derivatives of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from blood hydrolysates are concentrated on a pre-column and then transferred to the analytical column by applying an electrical current to heat the solvent eluting the pre-column. This method allows for rapid and quantitative transfer of the analytes from the pre-column to the analytical column, after HPLC-integrated sample processing.