Although the specimen of choice in the US drug testing industry is urine, and serum in clinical medicine, interest has recently grown in the use of other matrices as drug testing media. Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens provides researchers and forensic toxicologists with a convenient general text summarizing the state of knowledge today. The book is organized into chapters based upon specimen type, each describing the composition of the matrix, sample collection, preparation and analytical procedures, drugs detected to date, and a discussion of the interpretation of positive findings. These chapters focus specifically on the application of these practices to drugs of abuse.
Comprehensive and easy to use, Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens offers the means to solve difficult forensic mysteries and to better answer the critical questions of the criminal justice system.
Written for: Forensic toxicologists, forensic scientists
Table of contents
Foreword by Yale Caplan
Specimens of Maternal Origin: Amniotic Fluid and Breast Milk
Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., and Bruce A. Goldberger, Ph.D., DABFT
Drugs of Abuse in Meconium Specimens
Christine M. Moore, PhD., DABCC
Nails: Utility in Drugs-of-Abuse Testing
Diana Garside, Ph.D., DABFT
Drug Testing in Hair
Pascal Kintz Ph.D.
Drugs-Of-Abuse Testing in Saliva or Oral Fluid
Vina Spiehler, Ph.D., DABFT and Gail Cooper, PhD, CChem MRSC
The Detection of Drugs in Sweat
Neil A. Fortner, MS, FTS-ABFT, TC-NRCC
Drugs of Abuse Testing in Vitreous Humor
Barry S. Levine, Ph.D. DABFT, DABCC and Rebecca Jufer, Ph.D. DABFT
Drugs in Bone and Bone Marrow
Olaf H. Drummer, Ph.D.
Drugs-of-Abuse in Liver
Graham R. Jones, Ph.D., DABFT and Peter P. Singer, Ph.D.
Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in Brain
Thomas Stimpfl, Mag.pharm., Dr.rer.nat.