1st Edition

Workplace Drug Testing

Edited By Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM Copyright 2008
    208 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price.

    Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews current federal regulations and mandatory guidelines for federal workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical techniques for specimen collection and laboratory testing. The book compares workplace testing outside the US including protocols, attitude surveys, and legislation from Europe, Australia and South America. Chapters include analytical approaches for sample testing such as radioimmunoassay and enzyme immunoassay, as well as confirmatory testing via quality assurance, calibrators, and controls. The book also offers analytical information for biological matrices other than urine; details the procedures for using hair, oral fluid, and sweat; and examines the physiologic considerations when interpreting alternative matrix test results. Containing numerous tables and figures, expert data, and supported by extensive references, this is a crucial tool for those charged with maintaining a drug-free workplace.

    Introduction: Drugs in the Workplace, Y.H. Caplan, Ph.D., DABFT, and M.A. Huestis, Ph.D.
    An Overview of the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, D.M. Bush, Ph.D., DABFT
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Workplace Testing Program, K.C. Edgell, M.S.
    Drug Testing in the Nuclear Power Industry: The NRC
    Fitness-for-Duty Rules, T.F. Shults, J.D., M.S.
    Workplace Drug Testing outside the U.S., A.Pierce, M.Sc., M.B.A.
    Analytical Considerations and Approaches for Drugs, D.S. Isenschmid, Ph.D. and B.A. Goldberger, Ph.D.
    Analytical Approaches for Drugs in Biological Matrices Other Than Urine, P. Kintz, Pharm.D., Ph.D., M. Villain, M.S., and V. Cirimele, Ph.D.
    Interpreting Alternative Matrix Test Results, E.J. Cone, Ph.D., A. Sampson-Cone, Ph.D., and M.A. Huestis, Ph.D.
    Specimen Validity Testing, Y.H. Caplan, Ph.D., DABFT
    The Role of the Medical Review Officer in Workplace Drug Testing, J.A. Thomasino, M.D., M.S., FACPM
    Quality Practices in Workplace Drug Testing, J.M. Mitchell, Ph.D. and F.M. Esposito, Ph.D.
    Legal Issues in Workplace Drug Testing, T.F. Shults, J.D., M.S. Index


    Steven B. Karch MD, FFFLM