Controlled substance or seized drug analysis is the testing of an unknown substance suspected to be a drug to determine its chemical composition.
The Scientific Analysis Bureau provides analysis of unknown substances to determine the amount and identity of the substance. This analysis, completed using a screening and confirmation process, is performed at the Central, Northern, and Southern laboratories. Additionally, analysts provide instruction to officers statewide in the field test training program, a program that allows quick identification of potential drugs. The Scientific Analysis Bureau also offers a modified field drug test program within the laboratory, allowing rapid analysis and reporting of results within a quick time frame. Each year, the Scientific Analysis Bureau performs analysis on an average of more than 13,000 controlled substance cases.
Controlled Substances Analytical Protocol
Controlled Substances Training Manual
Laboratory Field Drug Testing Program