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

Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid Testing

EditorRaphael C. Wong, Harley Y. Tse

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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A comprehensive review of 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 of 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.
Title:Drugs of Abuse: Body Fluid TestingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375675

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Table of Contents

Historical Aspects of Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in the United StatesLawrence A. ReynoldsSpecimens for Drugs-of-Abuse TestingLeo J. KadehjianDrug-Testing Technologies and ApplicationsJane S-C. Tsai and Grace L. LinThe Use of Nitrocellulose Membranes in Lateral-Flow AssaysMichael A. MansfieldAntibody-Label Conjugates in Lateral-Flow AssaysPaul Christopher, Nikki Robinson, and Michael K. ShawLateral-Flow Assays: Assembly and AutomationDavid CarlbergOral-Fluid Drug Testing Using the Intercept® DeviceR. Sam Niedbala and Keith W. KardosDräger DrugTest®: Test for Illegal Drugs in Oral-Fluid SamplesStefan Steinmeyer, Rainer Polzius, and Andreas MannsOn-Site Oral-Fluid Drug Testing by Oratect®Raphael C. WongSaliva and Sweat Testing With Drugwipe®: A ReviewFranz Aberl and Robert VanDineHair Analysis in Drugs-of-Abuse TestingMichael I. Schaffer and Virginia A. HillInstrumented Urine Point-of-Collection Testing Using the eScreen® SystemMurray LappeAdulteration of Drugs-of-Abuse SpecimensAmitava DasguptaAdulteration Detection by Intect® 7Raphael C. Wong and Harley Y. TseDrug Testing and the Criminal Justice System: A Marriage Made in CourtJohn N. MarrDrug-of-Abuse Testing: The European PerspectiveAlex Yil Fai WongThe Results of the Roadside Drug Testing Assessment ProjectAlain VerstraeteTrends in Drug Testing: Concluding RemarksRaphael C. WongIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book discusses oral fluid, sweat, hair, and, to a lesser extent, urine as matrices for drugs of abuse testing. . the information is very detailed and specific. . Overall this text is well written and serves to provoke thoughts on where drugs of abuse testing is going in the future. While some of the information presented is directly related to forensic toxicology, the majority is more suited to end users of the immunoassay devices or those involved in workplace drug testing." (Maria Reid, Journal of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, January, 2007)