Dr. Scott Publishes on Drug Detection in Rat Hair

By Caitlin Burns | September 20, 2017

Dr. Karen Scott, director of Forensic Science, and doctorate student Lorna Nisbet published a paper in the Oxford Academic Journal of Analytical Toxicology that assesses the impact hair color has on the detection of certain high potency psychoactive drugs.

“Application of a Urine and Hair Validated LC–MS-MS Method to Determine the Effect of Hair Color on the Incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into Hair in the Rat” showed that while urine samples accurately identified drug samples administered to rats, those with white hair color showed less detectable amounts than the rats with black hair.

Dr. Karen Scott has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of forensic and clinical toxicology and serves as a reviewer of three of the main forensic toxicology journals.