Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens

Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens

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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.It is generally proposed that drugs may enter into hair by two processes: adsorption from the external environment and incorporation into the growing hair shaft from blood supplying the hair follicle. Drugs can enter the hair from exposure toanbsp;...

Title:Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens
Author:Amanda J. Jenkins
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-02-10


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