by Jaiswal AK, Millo Tabin
The “handbook of forensic analytical toxicology” will help to understand the basic principles of sample collection, preservation, analysis and reporting in forensic toxicology. Reliable and authentic analysis report of forensic samples in crime investigation forms a huge contribution to the investigating agency and the court of law. But, we need good infrastructure and qualified forensic scientists for good results. In the book, all the main aspects of forensic analytical toxicology techniques have been covered. Chapter 1 covers the designing of modern toxicology laboratory with real photographs of the laboratory. Chapter 2 discusses in detail the collection, preservation, and forwarding of biological sample for toxicological analysis. Chapter 3 covers the extraction or isolation analysis of exhaustive list of poisons such as pesticides, volatile poisons, tranquilizers, barbiturates, alkaloids, metallic poisons, etc. with flow diagrams which will be easy to understand and guide the analytical work. It also has the detail on screening tests of all different poisons in chapter 4. The details of major analytical equipment such as high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas liquid chromatography (GLC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS), voltammetry or polarography, UV-visible spectroscopy, etc. with photographs have been covered in different chapters. It also covers the dos and don’ts of each equipment with troubleshooting tips. The safety measures and standard operating procedures (SOP) have been covered in the end chapters along with a special chapter on toxicology reporting. The book will be of immense benefit for those people who are in the field of forensic toxicology and medicine.
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