Whole Blood-plasma-oral Fluid Ratios of Psychoactive Drugs and Medicines
The aim of this study is to get new information on the whole blood-plasma-oral fluid ratios of psychoactive drugs which are encountered in traffic.
Samples are taken from drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs or medicines. The samples are analysed with immunological methods and GC-MS.
Observations from Police and a physician on impairment are combined with the results of the different bodily fluids. Observational evaluations and substance concentrations are compared.
Driving Under the Influence
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control|
|Official Title:||DRUID Sub-study: Substance Concentration Ratio/Impairment|
- ratio of psychoactive drugs/medicines in whole blood-plasma-saliva and correlation to symptoms of impairment [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
- prevalence of psychoactive substances in the general driving population [ Time Frame: three years ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
drivers of motorised vehicles suspected of being under the influence of psychoactive drugs
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00650130
|National Public Health Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||Pirjo Lillsunde, Dr||National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland|