Detection of psilocin in body fluids.

  title={Detection of psilocin in body fluids.},
  author={Guido Sticht and Herbert Kaeferstein},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={113 1-3},
Active compounds of some mushrooms e.g. Psilocybe cubensis, Paneolus subalteatus or Stropharia coronilla, the psychotropic agents psilocybin and psilocin, have hallucinogenic effects. In one case of 'magic mushroom' intake, we had to analyse blood and urine. Psilocin was detected in the urine with REMEDi HS. Most of the psilocin was excreted as the glucuronide. Therefore an enzymatic hydrolysis should be the first step in analysis. Free psilocin was determined at a concentration of 0.23 mg/l… CONTINUE READING
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