05/10/2018

Journal of Analytical Toxicology: Drug screening using the sweat of a fingerprint

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Drug screening using the sweat of a fingerprint: lateral flow detection of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cocaine, opiates and amphetamine

New research published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology shows how fingerprint-based drug screening can not only screen for the presence, or absence, of four classes of drugs of abuse, but that the technology also works when used by UK coroners to detect drugs in the sweat of fingerprint samples gathered from deceased individuals.

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Drug Screening using the sweat of a fingerprint: Lateral flow detection of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cocaine, opiates and amphetamine
Hudson M., Stuchinskaya T., Ramma S., Patel J., Sievers C., Goetz S., Hines S., Menzies E., & Russell D. A.
Journal of Analytical Toxicology (2018), 10.1093/jat/bky068

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