Hair analysis when external contamination is in question: A review of practical approach for the interpretation of results

Hair analysis when external contamination is in question: A review of practical approach for the... •Best wash protocol must have good rinsability with no generation of metabolites.•Data from crack cocaine users, confirmed efficacy of methanol wash protocol.•Rarely external contamination affects the interpretation of results.•It is critical to compare data from the wash residue analysis and the hair analysis.•In most cases, external contamination can be clearly differentiated from drug use. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forensic Science International Elsevier

Hair analysis when external contamination is in question: A review of practical approach for the interpretation of results

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0379-0738
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10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.01.028
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Abstract

•Best wash protocol must have good rinsability with no generation of metabolites.•Data from crack cocaine users, confirmed efficacy of methanol wash protocol.•Rarely external contamination affects the interpretation of results.•It is critical to compare data from the wash residue analysis and the hair analysis.•In most cases, external contamination can be clearly differentiated from drug use.

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Forensic Science InternationalElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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