Laboratory Analysis


Since the early 1980s, UNODC has produced a series of manuals and guidelines dealing with the analysis and identification of various types of drugs under international control and NPS in seized materials and in biological fluids and tissues. The aim of these manuals is the harmonization and establishment of recommended methods of analysis for national drug analysis laboratories.

The manuals suggest approaches that may assist drug analysts in the selection of methods appropriate to the sample under examination, and the range of technologies and resources that might be available in their laboratories.