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Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens

  • Amanda J. Jenkins
  • Yale H. Caplan
  • 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


Part of the Forensic Science And Medicine book series (FSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Sarah Kerrigan, Bruce A. Goldberger
    Pages 1-18
  3. Christine M. Moore
    Pages 19-41
  4. Diana Garside
    Pages 43-65
  5. Pascal Kintz
    Pages 67-81
  6. Vina Spiehler, Gail Cooper
    Pages 83-99
  7. Neil A. Fortner
    Pages 101-116
  8. Barry S. Levine, Rebecca A. Jufer
    Pages 117-130
  9. Olaf H. Drummer
    Pages 131-137
  10. Graham R. Jones, Peter P. Singer
    Pages 139-156
  11. Thomas Stimpfl
    Pages 157-180
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


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. Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens provides researchers and forensic toxicologists with a convenient general text summarizing the state of knowledge today. The book is organized into chapters based upon specimen type, each describing the composition of the matrix, sample collection, preparation and analytical procedures, drugs detected to date, and a discussion of the interpretation of positive findings. These chapters focus specifically on the application of these practices to drugs of abuse.

Comprehensive and easy to use, Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens offers the means to solve difficult forensic mysteries and to better answer the critical questions of the criminal justice system.


Drug testing media Drugs-of-abuse drug drug abuse drugs of abuse research

Editors and affiliations

  • Amanda J. Jenkins
    • 1
  • Yale H. Caplan
    • 2
  1. 1.Lake County Crime LaboratoryPainesville
  2. 2.National Scientific ServicesBaltimore

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Drug Testing in Alternate Biological Specimens
  • Editors Amanda J. Jenkins
  • Series Title Forensic Science And Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-709-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-732-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-318-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 186
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forensic Medicine
    Biochemistry, general
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