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.
|Title of host publication||Forensic Drug Analysis|
|Editors||Olaf H Drummer, Dimitri Gerostamoulos|
|Place of Publication||London UK|
|Publisher||Future Science, LTD|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2013|