Detection Times of Drugs of Abuse in Blood, Urine, and Oral Fluid

  title={Detection Times of Drugs of Abuse in Blood, Urine, and Oral Fluid},
  author={A. Verstraete},
  journal={Therapeutic Drug Monitoring},
  • A. Verstraete
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Data on the detection times of drugs of abuse are based on studies of controlled administration to volunteers or on the analysis of biologic samples of subjects who are forced to stop their (often chronic) use of drugs of abuse, eg, because of imprisonment or detoxification. [...] Key Result In general, the detection time is longest in hair, followed by urine, sweat, oral fluid, and blood. In blood or plasma, most drugs of abuse can be detected at the low nanogram per milliliter level for 1 or 2 days.Expand Abstract
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