Analysis of Drugs of Abuse

  • Rabi A. Musah

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1810)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kaitlyn Toole, Morgan Philp, Nadine Krayem, Shanlin Fu, Ronald Shimmon, Sonia Taflaga
    Pages 1-11
  3. Andrew C. Koutrakos, Pauline E. Leary, Brooke W. Kammrath
    Pages 13-27
  4. Robert R. Steiner
    Pages 59-68
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-231

About this book


This volume features a comprehensive set of protocols featuring a range of both old and new technologies that can be used to analyze drugs of abuse, including prescription drugs, new psychoactive substances and psychoactive plants. Chapters guide readers through the application of color tests, light microscopy-based particle imaging, GC-MS, Raman spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, ultra-high performance LC-tandem MS, DART-MS, MALDI-mass spectrometry imaging, LC-MS/MS and HPLC-ESI-MS/MS to the analysis of abused drugs in wastewater, hair, urine and plant-derived materials, among other matrices. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Analysis of Drugs of Abuse aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.


Analysis techniques Mass spectrometry Chromatography Drug abuse Psychoactive compounds Pharmaceuticals

Editors and affiliations

  • Rabi A. Musah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8578-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8579-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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