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.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of forensice science|
|Editors||Jay A. Siegel, Pekko J. Saukko|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Nic Daeid, N., & Buchannan, H. (2013). Analysis of controlled substances. In J. A. Siegel, & P. J. Saukko (Eds.), Encyclopedia of forensice science (2nd ed., pp. 24-28). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-382165-2.00076-3