Forensic Toxicology

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 133–137

Cross-reactivities of 41 new amphetamine designer drugs to EMIT® immunoassays

  • Maria Nieddu
  • Claudia Trignano
  • Lucia Burrai
  • Maria Antonietta Pirisi
  • Gianpiero Boatto
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11419-012-0156-3

Cite this article as:
Nieddu, M., Trignano, C., Burrai, L. et al. Forensic Toxicol (2013) 31: 133. doi:10.1007/s11419-012-0156-3

Abstract

Amphetamine designer drugs are central nervous system stimulants, and are widely diffused in illegal markets. Monitoring of drugs of abuse in biological fluids is successfully used for clinical and forensic applications. In particular, the urine matrix allows the verification of drug intake in the short and medium term. In a forensic toxicology laboratory, typical analysis for these drugs involves an immunoassay screening method. Here we describe the cross-reactivity profiles of 41 new amphetamine designer drugs to the urine drug tests EMIT® II Plus (Amphetamines assay and Ecstasy assay).

Keywords

AmphetaminesDesigner drugsImmunoassayScreeningUrine

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© Japanese Association of Forensic Toxicology and Springer 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Nieddu
    • 1
  • Claudia Trignano
    • 2
  • Lucia Burrai
    • 1
  • Maria Antonietta Pirisi
    • 1
  • Gianpiero Boatto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica e FarmaciaUniversità di SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze BiomedicheUniversità di SassariSassariItaly