Interpretation of the Presence of 6‐Monoacetylmorphine in the Absence of Morphine‐3‐glucuronide in Urine Samples: Evidence of Heroin Abuse

@article{vonEuler2003InterpretationOT,
  title={Interpretation of the Presence of 6‐Monoacetylmorphine in the Absence of Morphine‐3‐glucuronide in Urine Samples: Evidence of Heroin Abuse},
  author={Mia von Euler and Tom{\'a}s Vill{\'e}n and Jan O. Svensson and Lars St{\aa}hle},
  journal={Therapeutic Drug Monitoring},
  year={2003},
  volume={25},
  pages={645–648}
}
&NA; The presence of morphine in a urinary sample may be caused not only by intake of heroin but also by intake of poppy‐seed‐containing food shortly before urine sampling or intake of drugs containing morphine, ethyl morphine, or codeine. To facilitate the interpretation, the heroin‐specific metabolite 6‐monoacetylmorphine (6‐MAM) can be analyzed along with morphine‐3‐glucuronide (M3G) in an LC‐MS verification analysis. In sporadic samples positive in the immunologic opiate screening test, 6… Expand
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