Recommended Methods for the Detection and Assay of Heroin, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Methamphetamine and Ring-substituted Amphetamine Derivatives in Biological Specimens


This manual has been designed to provide practical guidance to national authorities an d drug analysts by describing recommended methods for use in toxicological laboratories for the detection and assay of heroin, cannabinoids, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine and ring-substituted amphetamine derivatives. Special emphasis is given to properly conducted and supervised sample collection, transport and storage, and strict maintenance of the chain-of-custody process.


UN document ID number: ST/NAR/27

Publication date: 1995

Number of pages: 88

Languages: English ( PDF - 7.61 MB), Spanish, Russian, Arabic