Volume 46, Issue 5 (September 2001)
Review of: Handbook of Drug Analysis: Applications in Forensic and Clinical Laboratories
The authors wrote this book with the intention of bridging the gap between instrumental and analytical texts. The goal was to provide both a broad understanding of forensic and clinical principles for new analysts and a guide/reference for experienced practitioners. The text is organized into four sections: 1) nature of drug abuse, sample characteristics and sample pretreatment, 2) preliminary tests and chromatographic methods, 3) identification methods, and 4) developing technologies and analytical issues. The text is also current with new methodologies and contains numerous references within two years of its publication date. A comprehensive index and appendices are included as well.