Volume 21, Issue 2 (April 1976)
Radioimmunoassay Technology in Mass Drug Screening: An Evaluation of an Absorbent Paper Disk Transport System
The military screening program for the drugs of abuse requires the shipment of approximately 3 million urine specimens annually to regionalized testing laboratories in the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Shipments are made by parcel post, air freight, bus, and other forms of ground transportation, incurring considerable expense. The space required for storing these specimens during the processing and reporting period creates a logistical problem due to the bulk of the material being handled. Based on this, a method for transporting urine specimens for the military that would obviate the time and expense incurred in shipping large volumes of urine was highly desirable.