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Identification of Heroin Use With Hair Analysis

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Analysis of hair can help determine if a person has or has not used drugs over a period of time. Heroin use can be determined based on detection of morphine, codeine and/or heroin metabolites such as 6-acetylmorphine.

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