Detection of Drugs in Bloodstains. II: Morphine

    Volume 25, Issue 2 (April 1980)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1980

    Page Count: 5

    Mortimer, CE
    Research assistant professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa

    Smith, FP
    Assistant professor, University of Alabama in Birmingham,

    Errichetto, LT
    Criminalist, Criminalistics Bureau, Las Vegas, Nev

    Shaler, RC
    Director of serology, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York, N.Y.

    (Received 1 May 1979; accepted 19 October 1979)


    Picogram quantities of the opiate alkaloid, morphine, were detected in a 50-μ1 samples of dried bloodstain by using radioimmunoassay. The age of the stain versus detectability of morphine, the separation of endogenous interfering substances, and morphine extractibility by various agents were investigated.

    Paper ID: JFS12138J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12138J

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    Title Detection of Drugs in Bloodstains. II: Morphine
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30