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  1. Ostrea, Enrique M. Jr. MD

Abstract

The use of illicit drugs during pregnancy is a problem that affects a significant number of pregnant women or women of childbearing age. For many reasons, the identification of the drug exposed mother and her infant is a necessary, albeit difficult, task. This article will discuss drug testing to detect the antenatal exposure of the newborn infant to illicit drugs and review the different laboratory methods that are used and the role of meconium analysis in neonatal drug testing.