Detection of heroin intake in patients in substitution treatment using oral fluid as specimen for drug testing

Detection of heroin intake in patients in substitution treatment using oral fluid as specimen for... •Oral fluid drug testing gives the same detection rate for opioids as urine testing.•The heroin metabolite 6-acetylmorphine is readily detected in oral fluid.•Heroin can also be detected in oral fluid.•Detection of 6-acetylmorphine provides reliable evidence for heroin intake.•The oral fluid specimen provides convenience and less risk for adulteration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drug and Alcohol Dependence Elsevier

Detection of heroin intake in patients in substitution treatment using oral fluid as specimen for drug testing

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0376-8716
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10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.02.011
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Abstract

•Oral fluid drug testing gives the same detection rate for opioids as urine testing.•The heroin metabolite 6-acetylmorphine is readily detected in oral fluid.•Heroin can also be detected in oral fluid.•Detection of 6-acetylmorphine provides reliable evidence for heroin intake.•The oral fluid specimen provides convenience and less risk for adulteration.

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Drug and Alcohol DependenceElsevier

Published: May 1, 2019

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