A Three Year Study on Drug Abuse Tests at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Selangor Malaysia

  • Lee Seow Phing Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Klang
Keywords: drug abuse, drug abuse tests, Opiates, Cannabinoids

Abstract

This study focused on drug epidemic in Selangor for  3 consecutive years (2016-2018).  Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah  (HTAR) analysed an estimate of 12988 samples for drug abuse( opiates and cannabinoids) from 2016 until 2018 . Being the centre for receiving samples  collected by Police and National Anti-Drug agencies in Southwest Selangor, these areas were combed for analytical study of habitual abusers, their age-related patterns and ethnic origins for better understanding and planning for advocates of control  .  

Statistics
Abstract views: 156 , PDF downloads: 173

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Alan Wu, Charles Mackay,Larry Broussard et.al.(2003).National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines:Recommendations for the use of laboratory Tests to support poisoned patients who present to the emergency department.Clinical Chemistry 49(3),357-379.

Department of Health and HumanServices Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices AdministrationMandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs (2008).Federal Register V73(228),71857-71907.

Luzzi,V.I. et.al.(2004).Analytic Performance of Immunoassays for Drugs of Abuse below established cutoff values.Clinical Chemistry 50(4),717-722.

Necdet Ünüvar Hüseyin Çelik Sertaç Polat Hakan Oğuz Arı Toker Ergüder Pavel Ursu (2016). WHO regional office for Europe , Multisectoral action on drug dependence in Turkey.Applying a whole-of-government approach,WHO Europe,1-36.

Norliza Chem,Norni Abdullah,Anandjit Singh,Mohd Fadzli Mohamad Isa (2014). A Review of Substance Abuse Research in Malaysia

Population Distribution by Local Authority Areas and Mukims 2010,The Department of Statistics Malaysia.

Siemens (2018) Syva Emit from Reagent Insert of Siemens Syva

Slodoba,Z.(2006) Epidemiology of Drug Abuse.Book Chapter.

Unite for children, unite against AIDS. (2007) STATISTICS OF DRUG USERS IN MALAYSIA, National Drug Agency, Malaysia, http://www.adk.gov.my/buletin.html.Prepared by UNICEF Malaysia Communications
Published
2019-12-05
How to Cite
Phing, L. (2019) “A Three Year Study on Drug Abuse Tests at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR), Selangor Malaysia”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(7), pp. 187 - 196. doi: https://doi.org/10.47405/mjssh.v4i7.270.
Section
Articles