Drug screening: Strategy and methods

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The choice of technique to perform screens on an exhibit will depend on what is available in the laboratory but ideally should include a combination of immunoassay and one or more chromatography-based systems. These enable a comprehensive list of substances to be screened to enable a systematic approach to toxicological analysis rather than limit the tests to only a limited range of substances. Chapter 6 details the next step of the toxicological analyses in which substances identified by a screening technique is confirmed by an alternative method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic Drug Analysis
EditorsOlaf H Drummer, Dimitri Gerostamoulos
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherFuture Science, LTD
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781909453371
ISBN (Print)9781909453388
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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