Gamma-hydroxybutyrate in urine and serum: additional data supporting current cut-off recommendations.

@article{Andresen2010GammahydroxybutyrateIU,
  title={Gamma-hydroxybutyrate in urine and serum: additional data supporting current cut-off recommendations.},
  author={Hilke Andresen and Nadine Sprys and Achim Schmoldt and Alexander Mueller and S Iwersen-Bergmann},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2010},
  volume={200 1-3},
  pages={
          93-9
        }
}
Besides the use of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) as a recreational drug, use of GHB as an agent in drug-facilitated crime should also be considered. In these cases, there is often a delay of several hours from the incident to collection of the samples. As GHB has a very short plasma half-life, the window of detection is small and in the majority of these specimens, levels of GHB are low. Because GHB is naturally occurring in humans, discrimination between endogenous and exogenous GHB is… CONTINUE READING

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