The use of vitreous humor as an alternative to whole blood for the analysis of benzodiazepines.

@article{Scott2001TheUO,
  title={The use of vitreous humor as an alternative to whole blood for the analysis of benzodiazepines.},
  author={K. S. Scott and John S. Oliver},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={694-7}
}
In postmortem drug analysis, the most commonly used sample matrix is whole blood. However, postmortem changes can denature this matrix, resulting in a loss or degradation of drugs, thus biasing analytical findings. Vitreous humor is thought to be less affected by these changes and should, therefore, have the potential to provide a more reliable estimation of antemortem drug concentrations. To assess the usefulness of vitreous humor for the analysis of benzodiazepine drugs, vitreous humor and… CONTINUE READING

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