Toxicology is the fundamental science of poisons. A poison is generally considered to be any substance which can cause severe injury or death as a result of a physicochemical interaction with living tissue. However, all substances are potential poisons since all of them can cause injury or death following excessive exposure.
The name forensic toxicology implies that the science has a legal purpose as its basis. Forensic Toxicology is defined by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology as the study and application of toxicology to the purpose of the law.
The toxicology section can perform many different analyses. We need direction from you on exactly what analyses are needed. Refer below to the Pre-Log Codes for Analysis.
The detection of drugs in a urine sample is determined by initial screening or presumptive tests. These tests target compounds in a drug group rather than specific drugs. Following a positive screening result on a sample, a second confirmatory test is performed. This second test uses a different analytical technique to identify a specific drug compound. Information concerning the instruments used for screening and confirmatory testing is found in the “Instrumentation” tab. Information on the screening panels, as well as, the typical drugs identified in confirmatory testing may be found in the “Screening Drugs Target Compounds Drug Categories” tab.
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