Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing

Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing

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Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing by Raphael C. Wong

Drug testing is now an established science that employs many new technologies and has become a multimillion dollar business directly and indirectly touching the lives of many people. In Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing, leading authorities review the science of drug testing in all its aspects, placing emphasis on technologies that use body fluids other than urine for determining the presence of drugs of abuse. The authors discuss the various body fluid specimens suitable for testing for illicit drugs-particularly saliva, sweat, and hair-describe the structural and manufacturing aspects of on-site testing devices based on lateral flow immunoassay, and detail the pitfalls sometimes encountered when using these specimens. They also discuss in detail the problem of sample adulteration and its detection. Since oral fluid has the best potential of succeeding urine as the next matrix of choice for drug detection, four popular saliva testing devices are examined: Intercept®, the Drager Drug Test®, Oratect®, and Drugwipe. Political, social, and legal issues are also considered in articles on privacy, the use of drug testing in courts, and the problem of sample adulteration. An international perspective is provided by a description of a large-scale roadside drug-testing program (ROSITA) in the European Union.

Comprehensive and authoritative, Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing offers not only an understanding of the theoretical principles behind these techniques, but also an up-to-date account of both the recent advances in drug testing techniques and today's optimal testing practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617375675
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Series: Forensic Science and Medicine
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Aspects of Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in the United States

Lawrence A. Reynolds

Specimens for Drugs-of-Abuse Testing

Leo J. Kadehjian

Drug-Testing Technologies and Applications

Jane S-C. Tsai and Grace L. Lin

The Use of Nitrocellulose Membranes in Lateral-Flow Assays

Michael A. Mansfield

Antibody-Label Conjugates in Lateral-Flow Assays

Paul Christopher, Nikki Robinson, and Michael K. Shaw

Lateral-Flow Assays: Assembly and Automation

David Carlberg

Oral-Fluid Drug Testing Using the Intercept® Device

R. Sam Niedbala and Keith W. Kardos

Dräger DrugTest®: Test for Illegal Drugs in Oral-Fluid Samples

Stefan Steinmeyer, Rainer Polzius, and Andreas Manns

On-Site Oral-Fluid Drug Testing by Oratect®

Raphael C. Wong

Saliva and Sweat Testing With Drugwipe®: A Review

Franz Aberl and Robert VanDine

Hair Analysis in Drugs-of-Abuse Testing

Michael I. Schaffer and Virginia A. Hill

Instrumented Urine Point-of-Collection Testing Using the eScreen® System

Murray Lappe

Adulteration of Drugs-of-Abuse Specimens

Amitava Dasgupta

Adulteration Detection by Intect® 7

Raphael C. Wong and Harley Y. Tse

Drug Testing and the Criminal Justice System: A Marriage Made in Court

John N. Marr

Drug-of-Abuse Testing: The European Perspective

Alex Yil Fai Wong

The Results of the Roadside Drug Testing Assessment Project

Alain Verstraete

Trends in Drug Testing: Concluding Remarks

Raphael C. Wong


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