AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYZING IMPAIRING DRUGS IN BLOOD AND URINE

The increased use of licit and illicit psychoactive and sedative drugs has caused concern regarding their potential role in the etiology of traffic accidents. The relevance of drug use or abuse to traffic safety can only be determined by appropriate field research which will require analysis of blood or urine. The feasibility and techniques for analyzing bood and urine specimens for barbiturates, common tranquilizers, narcotics, hallucinogens, amphetamines, and amtihistaminic drugs are reviewed. In general, relatively practical and inexpensive methods are available for the detection of these drugs in urine and blood. Since the drugs are usually in blood in lower concentrations, more sensitive procedures are required. A major deficiency thus far has been the lack of reliable procedures for the quantitative determination of the hallucinogens in body fluids.

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    National Safety Council

    425 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60611
  • Authors:
    • SELZER, M L
    • Clayton, P L
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  • Accession Number: 00262745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM