The French experience of establishing an oral fluid roadside drug test

Roussel, Olivier, Perrin-Rosset, Martine, Fuché, C. and Carlin, Michelle (2014) The French experience of establishing an oral fluid roadside drug test. Toxicologie Analytique et Clinique, 26 (2). S2. ISSN 2352-0078

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-0078(14)70003-4

Abstract

In 2005, following on from the findings of the ROSITA and DrUID projects, the French government made the decision to investigate possible alternative matrices to urine for drug screening at the roadside. A special committee, which included French ministerial representatives, was established in 2006 and they decided to use a special procurement contract in the form of a “competitive dialogue”: this allowed manufacturers of screening devices to improve their product in accordance with the committee’s recommendations. From initial investigations carried out, oral fluid (OF) was found to be the best alternative matrix (non invasive sample taking, difficult to adulterate, existing prototypes), and so this was chosen for this work. The devices included in the work were screening tests based on immunochromatographic methods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This keynote was presented at the Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology International Meeting,10-14 June 2014, Bordeaux.
Subjects: B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Michelle Carlin
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 09:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21633

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