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CHAPTER 3

Challenges in the Analysis of Toxicological Samples

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 and analyse new types of samples, drugs, 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.

Publication details

Print publication date
15 Apr 2021
Copyright year
2021
Print ISBN
978-1-83916-022-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-83916-091-2
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-094-3

From the book series:
Detection Science