Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, July 25th, 2004
"In recent years, the abuse of ketamine had gained popularity in rave parties in Hong Kong," forensic scientists there explained. "The Urinalysis Unit of the Government Laboratory of Hong Kong faced a tremendous increase in workload for ketamine analysis. The number of tests performed rose from 10 in 1999 to 15,000 in 2002."
"As a fully validated immunoassay test for ketamine was not available in the market, most laboratories analyzed ketamine by chromatographic techniques after liquid-liquid extraction," noted J.Y. K. Cheng and colleagues at the Hong Kong Government Laboratory....
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