Report Date

May 2018

Report Summary

The goal of this report is to inform the forensic community about the current landscape of field portable devices and techniques used for presumptive drug testing. This report also contains a discussion of the benefits, limitations, and implementation considerations for various technologies, including mass spectrometry (MS), ion mobility spectrometry (IMS), Raman spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy (IR), and color-based testing techniques. This report illustrates successful adoption of these technologies in a field setting and identifies up-and-coming technologies that could impact presumptive drug testing in the future.

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