Publications

2014

R. Agius, K. Graute, F. Peters, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Screening auf legale und illegale Drogen im Haar und Urin im Rahmen der Abstinenzüberprüfung mittels ELISA.
Tagung DGVP/DGVM, München, 5.-6. September 2014.
R. Agius, K. Graute, F. Peters, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Aussagekraft von Drogen- und Ethylglucuronid-Untersuhungsergebnissen in kosmetisch behandelten Haarproben.
Tagung DGVP/DGVM, München, 5.-6. September 2014.
R. Agius
Utility of coloured hair for the detection of drugs and alcohol.
Drug Test. Anal. 2014, 6, 110-119.
R. Agius, T. Nadulski
Utility of ELISA screening for the monitoring of abstinence from illegal and legal drugs in hair and urine.
Drug Test. Anal. 2014, 6, 101-109.
R. Agius, B. Dufaux, H.-G. Kahl, T. Nadulski
Is urine an alternative to cosmetically treated hair for the detection of drugs and alcohol?
Drug Test. Anal. 2014, 6, 120-122.
B. Dufaux, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, T. Nadulski
Bekannte und neuartige Drogen, Herausforderung für die Drogenanalytik und die Befundinterpretation.
64. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress des BVÖGD und BZÖG: Der Öffentliche Gesundheitsdienst – Professionell auf dem Weg, Magdeburg, 15.-17. Mai 2014.
T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, D. Meriç, B. Dufaux
Ergebnisse chemisch-toxikologischer Untersuchungen (CTU) von Urin- und Haarproben im Rahmen der Fahreignungsdiagnostik (MPU) vor und nach Anwendung der 2. Auflage der Beurteilungskriterien.
Blutalkohol, Vol. 51, 45-57, 2014.

2013

R. Agius
Workplace drug testing in Europe.
Satellite Symposium – Workplace & Drug/Substance Use, National Alcohol and Substance Addiction Congress, Izmir, Turkey, 1. Dezember 2013.
R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Comparison of LUCIO®-Direct-ELISA with CEDIA immunoassay for zero tolerance drug screening in urine as required by the German re-licensing guidelines.
Drug Test. Analysis, 5: 390–399. doi:10.1002/dta.1455, 2013.
R. Agius
Guidelines Update, what´s new?
8th European Workplace Drug Testing Symposium, Wien, 26-27. September 2013.
R. Agius
Utility of cosmetically treated hair for the detection of drugs and alcohol.
8th European Workplace Drug Testing Symposium, Wien, 26-27. September 2013.
R. Agius
Validation of ELISA screening for the monitoring of abstinence from illegal and legal drugs in hair.
Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SOHT), Genf, Schweiz, 28-30. Juni 2013.
R. Agius
Utility of cosmetically treated hair for the detection of drugs and alcohol.
Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SOHT), Genf, Schweiz, 28-30. Juni 2013.

2012

R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Significantly increased detection rate of drugs of abuse in urine following the introduction of new German driving licence re-granting guidelines.
Forensic Science International, Volume 215, Issue 1, 32-37, 2012.
R. Agius, T. Nadulski, C. Moore
Validation of LUCIO®-Direct-ELISA kits for the detection of drugs of abuse in urine: Application to the new German driving licence re-granting guidelines.
Forensic Science International, Volume 215, Issue 1, 38-45, 2012.
R. Agius
Use of ethyl glucuronide in urine and hair in the re-licensing of drivers.
Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing (SOHT), Boston, USA, 30. Juni bis 06. Juli, 2012.
B. Dufaux, R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Comparison of urine and hair testing for drugs of abuse in the control of abstinence in driver´s license re-granting.
Drug Test. Analysis, 4: 415-419, 2012.
R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Ethyl glucuronide in hair – a highly effective test for the monitoring of alcohol consumption.
Forensic Science International, 218, 10-14, 2012.
R. Agius, V. R. Preedy
Ethyl glucuronide in hair and alcohol misuse.
Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease, Wageningen Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-90-8686-174-3, 2012.
R. Agius, L. Martins Ferreira , M. Yegles
Can Ethyl glucuronide in hair be determined only in 3 cm hair strands?
Forensic Science International, 2012, 218, 3-9.

2011

 T. Nadulski, R. Agius, B. Dufaux, H.-G. Kahl
“Die Wirkstoffgruppe der Opioide“
MTA Dialog, 2011, 6, 489-490.
 R. Agius
Alcohol Testing in Hair.
IFDAT, Houston, Texas, USA, 8.-9. November 2011.
 T. Nadulski
Nachweis von Betäubungsmitteln und Ethylglucuronid (EtG) im Haar.
Jahrestreffen der Verkehrspsychologen von Berlin, Brandenburg und Sachsen-Anhalt, 2011, Genthin.
 L.J. Mostert, R. Agius
Guidelines for workplace drug testing.
2011, Book Chapter 11 in: Workplace Drug Testing,
Edited by Alain Verstraete; Pharmaceutical Press: ISBN 978 0 85369 694 0.
 R. Agius
The significance of ethyl glucuronide testing in urine and hair in the monitoring of alcohol consumption.
International Conference on Drug Test and Management of Drug Abuse, Hong Kong, 28.01.2011.
 H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, B. Dufaux, T. Nadulski
“Heimische Naturdrogen“
MTA Dialog, 2011, 7, 589-601.
 B. Dufaux
TA two years experience with lowered cut-offs for drugs of abuse in urine and hair.
The 7th Symposium on Workplace Drug Testing, Edinburgh, 21. June 2011.
 T. Nadulski
Das Drogen-Screening in Haar- und Urinproben im Rahmen der Fahreignungsdiagnostik (MPU).
Symposium Verkehrspsychologie 17.09.2011, Leoben, Österreich.

2010

 R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, J. Schräder, B. Dufaux, M. Yegles, F. Pragst
Validation of a headspace solid-phase-microextraction-GC-MS/MS for determination of ethyl glucuronide in hair according to forensic guidelines.
Forensic Science International, 2010, 196, 3-9.
 T. Nadulski, R. Agius, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Drogenuntersuchungen am Arbeitsplatz - Workplace Drug Testing.
MTA-Dialog, 2010, 6, 486-489.
 H.-G. Kahl, T. Nadulski, R. Agius, B. Dufaux
Rauschmittel – Kulturgeschichte, Herstellung und Konsumform.
MTA Dialog, 2010, 7, 593-595.
 B. Dufaux
The significance of ethyl glucuronide (EtG) testing in urine and hair in the control of alcohol abstinence.
IFDAT Barcelona, 12.04-14.04.2010.
 R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Comparing a "zero tolerance" strategy with a conventional drug screening strategy in urine and hair.
IFDAT Barcelona, 12.04-14.04.2010.
 T. Nadulski
Der Nachweis von Benzodiazepinen und Opioiden im Haar mittels UPLC-MS-MS.
Waters Toxicology Summit, 2010, Eschborn.
 R. Agius, P. Kintz
Guidelines for European workplace drug and alcohol testing in hair.
Drug Test Anal., 2010, 2(8), 367-76.
 T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, B. Dufaux
Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatrography UHPLC.
MTA Dialog, 2010, 8, 676-678.
 S. Hartwig, M. Schwarz, T. Nadulski, T. Kienast, F. Pragst
Nachweis von chronischem Alkoholmissbrauch.
Rechtsmedizin, 2010, 4, 251-257.
 H.-G. Kahl, T. Nadulski
Nachweis von Betäubungsmitteln und Ethylglucuronid im Haar im Rahmen der Fahreignungsdiagnostik.
TÜV GmbH - Fortbildungsveranstaltung, 2010, Hamburg, Köln, Rostock, Hannover.
 R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Ethyl glucuronide in hair - a highly sensitive test for the Rehabilitation of Alcohol impaired drivers.
ICADTS, Oslo, 22.08. - 26.08.2010.
 T. Nadulski, S. Bleeck, J. Schräder, W.-R. Bork, F. Pragst
11-Nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid ethyl ester (THC-COOEt):
Unsuccessful search for a marker of combined cannabis and alcohol consumption.
Forensic Science International, 196, 2010, 78-84.
 R. Agius
Significant increased detection rate of drugs of abuse in urine following
the introduction of new German driving licence re-granting guidelines.
TIAFT Bonn, 29.08.- 02.09.2010.
 T. Nadulski
1. Das Drogen-Screening in Urin- und Haarproben im Rahmen der MPU Untersuchungsergebnisse nach Anwendung der neuen Grenzwerte.
2. Bedeutung des Nachweises von Ethylglucuronid in Urin- und
Haarproben für die Alkohol-Abstinenzkontrolle.
Gemeinsame Jahrestagung DGVM und DGVP, Tübingen, 01.- 02.10.2010

2009

 T. Nadulski
Nachweis von Ethyglucuronid (EtG) im Haar als Marker für exzessiven Alkoholkonsums mittels HS-SPME und GC-NCI-MS-MS.
Varian GmbH Anwendertreffen am 19.01.2009 in Hamburg.
 T. Nadulski, R. Agius
Moderne Drogenuntersuchungen in Haar- und Speichelproben.
MTA Dialog, 2009, 1, Jahrgang 10, 16-17.
 R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Routine Drug Testing in Hair: Three Years Experience.
6th EWDTS Symposium, Copenhagen, 19th-21st of May 2009.
 T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Verbot der Kräutermischung "Spice" in Deutschland.
MTA Dialog, 2009, 5, 376-377.
 H.-G. Kahl, T. Nadulski
Substitutionstherapeutika: Einsatz von Substitutionsmitteln in der Drogentherapie.
MTA Dialog, 2009, 8, 618-619.
 T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, B. Dufaux
Die Chemisch-Toxikologische Untersuchung (CTU) im Rahmen der Medizinisch-Psychologischen Untersuchung (MPU).
MTA Dialog, 2009, 10, 823-825.
 B. Dufaux, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, T. Nadulski
Drogenkonzentration in Gewässern als Marker des kollektiven Drogenkonsums einer Region.
MTA Dialog, 2009, 12, 944.
 B. Dufaux, R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Ethylglucuronide in urine and hair, a specific marker of alcohol consumption.
6th EWDTS Symposium Copenhagen, 19th-21st of May 2009.
 R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, B. Dufaux
Routine testing of ethyl glucuronide in hair validated according to forensic guidelines.
14th Meeting of the Society of Hair Testing, Rome (Italy), June 14-16 2009.

2008

 B. Dufaux, R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Ethylglucuronid im Haar als Marker des Alkoholkonsums - gegenwärtiger Wissensstand.
3. Kongress des Bundesverbandes Niedergelassener Verkehrspsychologen (BNV), 2008, Kassel.
 T. Nadulski
Informationen über die Wirkungsweise und den analytischen Nachweis von k.o.–Mitteln.
Weiterbildungsveranstaltung für das Polizeipräsidium Bielefeld, 2008.
 B. Dufaux, R. Agius, T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Ethylglucuronid im Haar als Marker eines exzessiven Alkoholkonsums.
Psychologie in Österreich, 3 & 4, 2008, 288-293.
 T. Nadulski, B. Dufaux
Ethylglucuronid (EtG) im Haar. "Kronzeuge" für chronisch missbräuchlichen Alkoholkonsum.
MTA Dialog, 9, 2008, 742-743.
 T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl
Qualitative und quantitative Drogenuntersuchungen.
MTA Dialog, 12, 2008, 1004-1005.
 T. Nadulski, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, B. Dufaux
Nachweis von Betäubungsmitteln in Blut-, Urin- und Haarproben im Rahmen der Medizinisch-Psychologischen Untersuchung MPU.
pima-MPU GmbH in Köln am 12.12.2008.

2007

 B. Dufaux, H.-G. Kahl, R. Agius, T. Nadulski
Massenspektrometrie in der Medizin - Stellenwert der molekularen Analytik.
Leserbrief Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 2007, 104 (48), A3343.
 H.-G. Kahl
Drogennachweis im Haar - Besonderheiten der Haarmatrix, Hinweise zur Befundinterpretation.
TÜV in Köln

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MPA Fitness to Drive

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In most industrial countries if a driver loses his driving license as a result of drug or alcohol offense he has to prove abstinence for several months up to one year. The exact conditions of drug testing in urine or hair are different from country to country and depend on the individual situation.

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