Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing (Forensic Science and by Raphael C. Wong, Harley Y. Tse

By Raphael C. Wong, Harley Y. Tse

A accomplished overview of the technological know-how of drug trying out in all its points, putting emphasis on applied sciences that use physique fluids except urine for choosing the presence of substances of abuse. The authors speak about a number of the physique fluid specimens appropriate for trying out for illicit drugs-particularly saliva, sweat, and hair-describe the structural and production points of on-site trying out units in keeping with lateral stream immunoassay, and aspect the pitfalls of utilizing those specimens. additionally they speak about intimately the matter of pattern adulteration and its detection. because oral fluid has the simplest capability of succeeding urine because the subsequent matrix of selection for drug detection, 4 renowned saliva trying out units are tested: Intercept®, the Drager Drug Test®, Oratect®, and Drugwipe. Political, social, and felony concerns also are thought of in articles on privateness, using drug checking out in courts, and the matter of pattern adulteration.

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