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Toxicology Testing Signs

Indications for toxicology testing include:

  • Periods of unconsciousness or lack of motor control OR
  • Amnesia or confused state with suspicion of a sexual assault having occurred OR
  • Amnesia or confused state after no known consumption of mind-altering substance or after a minimal consumption of alcohol OR
  • Patient's suspicion or belief they were drugged prior to or during sexual assault OR
  • The suspected ingestion of drugs having occurred within 96 hours of the exam.
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This project was supported by Grant #2009-WF-AX-0014 awarded by the Violence Against Women Grants Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security Office of Grants & Research and subgranted to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Points of view in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division.


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