Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Hair Tests Let You Test for GHB Long After Incident

A good friend who wants to help anyone who thinks she may have been the victim of a drug assisted rape asked me to pass along contact information for two labs that can do hair analysis for date rape drugs.

Victims of drug-assisted rape may not realize that they have been raped until long after other tests for the presence of drugs are no longer reliable. But with hair testing, as long as the relevant section of hair has not been cut off, the hair can be tested -- even months after a sexual assault.

The two labs are The Carlson Company in Colorado and Tox Associates in Ohio.

"Without this test, I would never have known that I was given GHB," she told me.

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