Hair drug testing - Hair drug analysis to identify cases of drug facilitated sexual assault: Final report


A prospective cohort study was undertaken between August 2011 and September 2013 in people who alleged drug-facilitated sexual assault. The study compared hair drug analysis with blood and urine drug analysis. This was a joint project between Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service, Forensic Science South Australia and Dr Tanya Boast (Advanced Trainee, College of Emergency Medicine).

"The project was a prospective cohort study comparing hair drug analysis with blood/urine drug analysis in people who allege sexual assault where there is a belief that drug facilitation of that assault may be present."