Sweat testing for heroin and metabolites in a heroin maintenance program.

  title={Sweat testing for heroin and metabolites in a heroin maintenance program.},
  author={Pascal Kintz and Rudolf Brenneisen and P Bundeli and P. Mangin},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={43 5},
Recent advances in sensitive analytical techniques have enabled the analysis of drugs in unconventional biological materials such as sweat. In a study conducted during a heroin maintenance program, 14 subjects had sweat patches applied, then received intravenously two or three doses of heroin hydrochloride ranging from 80 to 1000 mg/day. The sweat patch was applied 10 min before the first dosage and removed approximately 24 h later, minutes before the next dosage. Absorbent pads were stored at… CONTINUE READING


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