Contents Foreword by Yale Caplan Preface Contributors CHAPTER 1 Specimens of Maternal Origin: Amniotic Fluid and Breast Milk Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., and Bruce A. Goldberger, Ph.D., DABFT CHAPTER 2 Drugs of Abuse in Meconium Specimens Christine M. Moore, PhD., DABCC CHAPTER 3 Nails: Utility in Drugs-of-Abuse Testing Diana Garside, Ph.D., DABFT CHAPTER 4 Drug Testing in Hair Pascal Kintz Ph.D. CHAPTER 5 Drugs-Of-Abuse Testing in Saliva or Oral Fluid Vina Spiehler, Ph.D., DABFT and Gail Cooper, PhD, CChem MRSC CHAPTER 6 The Detection of Drugs in Sweat Neil A. Fortner, MS, FTS-ABFT, TC-NRCC CHAPTER 7 Drugs of Abuse Testing in Vitreous Humor Barry S. Levine, Ph.D. DABFT, DABCC and Rebecca Jufer, Ph.D. DABFT CHAPTER 8 Drugs in Bone and Bone Marrow Olaf H. Drummer, Ph.D. CHAPTER 9 Drugs-of-Abuse in Liver Graham R. Jones, Ph.D., DABFT and Peter P. Singer, Ph.D. CHAPTER 10 Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in Brain Thomas Stimpfl, Mag.pharm., Dr.rer.nat.
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. This book provides researchers and forensic toxicologists with a convenient general text summarizing the state of knowledge today. Chapters focus specifically on the application of these practices to drugs of abuse. The up-to-date information provided is complemented with thorough references.
Comprehensive review of clinical and post mortem biological matrices
Authors expert in subject
Up-to-date information with thorough references
Assessment of advantages and disadvantages of each testing specimen type