Handbook of Drug Monitoring Methods

Therapeutics and Drugs of Abuse

  • Amitava Dasgupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Amitava Dasgupta
    Pages 1-39
  3. Amitava Dasgupta
    Pages 41-65
  4. Catherine A. Hammett-Stabler
    Pages 87-96
  5. Amitava Dasgupta
    Pages 111-131
  6. Anthony W. Butch
    Pages 165-199
  7. Steven H. Y. Wong
    Pages 211-223
  8. Amitava Dasgupta
    Pages 235-261
  9. Gwendolyn A. McMillin, Joshua A. Bornhorst
    Pages 263-282
  10. Steve C. Kazmierczak, Hassan M. E. Azzazy
    Pages 283-295
  11. Tai C. Kwong
    Pages 297-315
  12. Amitava Dasgupta
    Pages 317-335
  13. Barry Levine, Rebecca Jufer-Phipps
    Pages 365-377
  14. Tai C. Kwong
    Pages 395-406
  15. Andrea Terrell, William Clarke, Michael Evans, Jennifer Collins
    Pages 407-420
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 421-445

About this book


In Handbook of Drug Monitoring Methods: Therapeutics and Drug Abuse, authors discuss the different analytical techniques used in today’s practice of therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs of abuse as well as alcohol testing with relevant theory, mechanism, and in-depth scientific discussion on each topic. This volume is the perfect handbook and quick reference for any clinical laboratory, allowing clinicians to find the potential source of a false-positive or a false-negative result in the daily operation of a toxicology laboratory. At the same time, this book can also be used as a reference for medical technologists, supervisors, laboratory directors, clinical chemists, toxicologists, and pathologists to find in-depth cause of a potential interference and what tests can be ordered to circumvent such problem. The volume’s first half focuses on various issues of therapeutic drug monitoring. Additional chapters cover analysis of heavy metals, alcohol testing, and issues of drugs of abuse testing. These chapters are written by experts in their relative sub-specialties and also by the editor. Comprehensive and timely, Handbook of Drug Monitoring Methods: Therapeutics and Drug Abuse is the ideal text for clinicians and researchers monitoring alcohol and drug testing and other important tasks of toxicological laboratory services.


Detailed mechanisms False negative False positive Forensic toxicology Therapeutic drug monitoring amphetamine drugs of abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Amitava Dasgupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Texas-Houston Medical SchoolHouston

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-780-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-031-7
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