Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in Saliva or Oral Fluid

  title={Drugs-of-Abuse Testing in Saliva or Oral Fluid},
  author={Vina R. Spiehler and Gail Cooper},
Historically, saliva or oral fluid has been tested for monitoring therapeutic drugs. Drugs-of-abuse, including cannabinoids, opioids, amphetamines, and cocaine, have been detected in this matrix. Multiple collection procedures and devices are available. The route of administration, collection procedures, and saliva : plasma ratios affect the amount of drug deposited. However, current analytical techniques may be utilized for testing provided the relevant compound is targeted. The window of… CONTINUE READING

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