Analysis of controlled substances

N. Nic Daeid, H. Buchannan

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The analysis of drugs of abuse is one of the fundamental activities carried out in any forensic chemical laboratory. A variety of analytical techniques are used, from simple presumptive testing to complex analytical instrumentation. The choice of analytical method is made based on the desired outcome: identification, quantification, or impurity analysis. This article briefly outlines the main analytical techniques used in the analysis of drugs of abuse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of forensice science
EditorsJay A. Siegel, Pekko J. Saukko
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123821669
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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