Analysis of Cocaine, Heroin, and their Metabolites in Saliva
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Methods have been developed to analyze for cocaine, heroin and their metabolites in human saliva and the results compared to urinalysis. Analysis of 26 samples showed that 14 positive by urinalysis and 16 positive by saliva analysis. Thus, saliva testing may be competitive to urine testing for detection of drug use. Only a small fraction of the saliva is necessary for the analysis so that further testing may be employed. Also, the metabolite profiles are shown for further analytical development. Keywords Drugs of abuse, Cocaine, Heroin, Saliva, Urine, Metabolite profiles.