Analysis of extensively washed hair from cocaine users and drug chemists to establish new reporting criteria.

@article{MorrisKukoski2014AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of extensively washed hair from cocaine users and drug chemists to establish new reporting criteria.},
  author={Cynthia L. Morris-Kukoski and Madeline A. Montgomery and Rena L Hammer},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={
          628-36
        }
}
Samples from a self-proclaimed cocaine (COC) user, from 19 drug users (postmortem) and from 27 drug chemists were extensively washed and analyzed for COC, benzoylecgonine, norcocaine (NC), cocaethylene (CE) and aryl hydroxycocaines by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Published wash criteria and cutoffs were applied to the results. Additionally, the data were used to formulate new reporting criteria and interpretation guidelines for forensic casework. Applying the wash and… Expand
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