Methamphetamine Identification in Four Forensic Cases

    Volume 41, Issue 4 (July 1996)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 2


    Long, C
    Director of Toxicology, Saint Louis University Medical School, Department of Pathology, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Berkeley, MO

    Crifasi, J
    Certified Forensic Toxicology Specialist, Saint Louis University Medical School, Department of Pathology, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Berkeley, MO

    (Received 3 July 1995; accepted 15 November 1995)

    Abstract

    Specimens that tested positive for amphetamines by immunoassay were confirmed by mass spectrometry. The absence of detectable d-amphetamine (limit of detection at 50 ng/mL) with a positive methamphetamine prompted further testing by chiral derivatization. This data demonstrates that d-amphetamine need not be present in methamphetamine positive cases.


    Paper ID: JFS13987J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13987J

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    Title Methamphetamine Identification in Four Forensic Cases
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