Extraction Procedures for Some Common Drugs in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology

    Volume 21, Issue 2 (April 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1976

    Page Count: 12


    McDonald, IA
    Chemists, Toxicology Section, State Health Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia

    Dusci, LJ
    Chemists, Toxicology Section, State Health Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia

    Hackett, LP
    Chemists, Toxicology Section, State Health Laboratories, Perth, Western Australia

    (Received 7 April 1975; accepted 19 June 1975)

    Abstract

    There are many reports in the literature which deal with general screening methods for drugs in both clinical patients and postmortem specimens [1–13]. Much attention has been given to the clinical aspects where urgent identification and quantitation of unknown drugs are required. Of prime importance in this work is the selection of a suitable extraction technique. The number of available drugs has increased enormously since the more popular extraction methods were described, when at that time most overdoses involved acidic drugs (salicylates and barbiturates). These extraction systems have not been adequately evaluated with many of the more modern and predominantly basic drugs.


    Paper ID: JFS10494J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10494J

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