This one-step instant bath salts drug test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of a single drug and its metabolites in human urine at the following cut-off concentration – 1,000 ng/mL.
Drugs Configuration: Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (Bath Salts)
Test Method: The MDPV urine dip test
- Simple dip and read procedure
- Room temperature storage
- Laboratory accurate
- Results in 5 minutes
- 12-month shelf-life
- Tests for 4 compounds
Street Names: Bloom, Cloud Nine, Cosmic Blast, Flakka, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky.
Collection Cups Not Provided
This one-step instant bath salts test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of a single drug and its metabolites in human urine at the following cut-off concentration – 1,000 ng/mL.
“Bath Salts”, a form of designer drugs, also promoted as “plant food” or “research chemicals”, is mainly sold in head shops, on the internet, and at other retail locations. Designer drugs were developed in recent years to subvert law enforcement and drug testing agencies and are advertised as “legal” highs. The technical term for “bath salts” is substituted cathinone. Substituted cathinone is a synthetic, concentrated version of the stimulant chemical in Khat. Khat is a plant that is cultivated and used in East Africa and the Middle East. It has a stimulant effect on the user and can be quite dangerous. The white crystals resemble legal bathing salts, thus the name of “bath salts”. In 2009 and 2010 there was a significant rise in the abuse of synthetic cathinone, initially in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, and subsequently in the U.S. and Canada.
Established as one of the main ingredients for “bath salts”, among other synthetic stimulants like Mephedrone, Methylone, Butylone, and Methedrone, MDPV started appearing around 2004 when it was popularized as a club drug, often used in combination with alcohol, GHB, cannabis, and other abused drugs, for its desired effects such as euphoria, alertness, talkativeness, and sexual arousal.
While synthetic stimulants appear to affect users in ways similar to amphetamines, ecstasy, and cocaine, reports concerning aggression, tachycardia, paranoia, and suicide suggest that they may be more acutely toxic. These negative effects have resulted in an increase of ER visits and hospitalizations, severe psychotic and violent episodes, self-inflicted wounds, suicide and an alarming increase in abuse-related deaths.
U.S. Poison Control and National Drug Intelligence have all issued health warnings, noting nationwide emergency room visits related to these drugs. In October 2011, the DEA announced an emergency ban on MDPV, Methylone, and Mephedrone, making testing for these substances more vital than ever.
For forensic use, professional use, or investigation use only.