NON-INVASIVE SCREENING TECHNIQUES FOR DRUGS OF ABUSE

Authors
  1. McBurney, L.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A review of current drug of abuse screening methods available in Canada in 1982 is presented. These methods include classical thin-layer chromatography (TLC), the commercially available Toxi-Lab TLC system, immunoassay procedures such as enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT), and radioimmunoassay (RIA - Abuscreen). Advantages, disadvantages and limitations of each method, and costs of equipping and production are compared. Also reviewed are confirmatory procedures used to validate positives found by the less specific screening methods, and these include gas liquid chromatography (GLC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Report Number
82-R-40 —
Date of publication
15 Aug 1982
Number of Pages
57
DSTKIM No
82-03352
CANDIS No
37725
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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