Laboratory analysis of remotely collected oral fluid specimens for opiates by immunoassay.

@article{Niedbala2001LaboratoryAO,
  title={Laboratory analysis of remotely collected oral fluid specimens for opiates by immunoassay.},
  author={R. Sam Niedbala and Keith W. Kardos and Joe Waga and Dean F Fritch and Lindsay Yeager and Srinivas N Doddamane and Eugene P. Schoener},
  journal={Journal of analytical toxicology},
  year={2001},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={310-5}
}
The performance characteristics of a method for detecting opiates (morphine, codeine, heroin, and 6-acetylmorphine [6-AM]) in oral fluid specimens were examined and compared with methods for urine specimens. The oral fluid was easily obtained using a simple device that collects between 1 and 1.5 mL of fluid for laboratory analysis. Simultaneously collected specimens from 60 known opiate abusers from a drug-treatment center were first tested using an immunoassay cutoff of 10 ng/mL in oral fluids… CONTINUE READING