Volume 20, Issue 3 (July 1975)

    A Semiautomated Radioimmunoassay for Mass Screening of Drugs of Abuse

    (Received 29 October 1974; accepted 19 December 1974)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The initiation of a mass drug abuse screening program of military personnel as part of the nation's effort to stem the use of illegal or otherwise abused drugs placed an extreme demand on normal laboratory tests and personnel. Although several methods existed for the detection of opiates, barbiturates, and amphetamines in urine [1–4], none had been employed for a testing program in which 3000 to 4000 urine specimens were to be analyzed daily for each of the three classes of drugs.


    Author Information:

    Noe, ER
    Chief of Biochemistry Function, Division Chief, Chemist, Chemist, and Chief of Drug Abuse Detection Branch, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

    Lathrop, GD
    Chief of Biochemistry Function, Division Chief, Chemist, Chemist, and Chief of Drug Abuse Detection Branch, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

    Landez, JH
    Chief of Biochemistry Function, Division Chief, Chemist, Chemist, and Chief of Drug Abuse Detection Branch, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

    Merritt, JH
    Chief of Biochemistry Function, Division Chief, Chemist, Chemist, and Chief of Drug Abuse Detection Branch, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas

    Sulkowski, TS
    Chief of Biochemistry Function, Division Chief, Chemist, Chemist, and Chief of Drug Abuse Detection Branch, U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas


    Stock #: JFS10297J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10297J

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    Title A Semiautomated Radioimmunoassay for Mass Screening of Drugs of Abuse
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