Challenges in the Analysis of Toxicological Samples

Hamnett, Hilary, Russell, Sarah and Baginski, Steven (2021) Challenges in the Analysis of Toxicological Samples. In: Challenges in Detection Approaches for Forensic Science. Detection Science Series (20). RSC Publishing, Cambridge, pp. 72-104. ISBN 978-1-83916-022-6

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Abstract

This chapter examines some of the existing and new challenges for forensic toxicologists analysing biological fluids for drugs, alcohol and poisons. In recent years there have been impressive advances in instrumentation, which have enabled toxicology laboratories to make more sensitive measurements, analyse new sample types, new drugs and new inhalants, and also some endogenous biomarkers. This has brought new interpretation challenges, including analytical uncertainty, and has all had to be achieved whilst working to updated accreditation and quality standards.

Keywords:Forensic toxicology
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B220 Toxicology
F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
F Physical Sciences > F410 Forensic Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
ID Code:41202
Deposited On:30 Mar 2021 10:55

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