Hair Extraction for Drugs of Abuse by Coca Cola (TM): The Ultimate Method

  • Pascal Kintz
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Abstract

Technically, testing hair for drugs of abuse is no more difficult or challenging than testing in many other “alternative” matrices (eg. liver, bone...). In fact, the application of analytical methods and instrumental approaches like immunoassays, chromatographic separations and spectroscopic identifications are in most cases quite similar, regardless of the initial matrix.

Keywords

Hydrolysis Chloroform Helium Morphine Phenyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Kintz
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  1. 1.Institut de Médecine LégaleStrasbourgFrance

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