What is GHB?
GHB is the way the drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid known. It’s a naturally occurring neurotransmitter which is now a popular psychoactive drug. Medically, it’s frequently used as a general anesthetic or to treat sleep disorders like insomnia and narcolepsy. Recreationally, it is used for its psychoactive high and occasionally as a ”date rape” drug. It is commonly found in the rave scene under road names such as G, liquid G, or liquid X because of its similarity in effect to MDMA (ecstasy).
GHB is abused by teens and young adults at all-night parties and “raves” and for enhanced sexual experiences. al product, GHB abuse became popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and “raves” in the 1990s, and gained notoriety as a date rape drug.
GHB Drug Test Strips
GHB Drug Test Procedure:
- Remove the GHB drug test strip from its sealed pouch, or remove from the canister, and use it as soon as possible. For the best results, the test should be performed within an hour. The canister should be closed tightly after removing any strips.
- Hold the GHB drug test strip by the end, where the product name is printed. To avoid contamination, do not touch the strip membrane.
- Holding the strip vertically, dip the test strip in the urine specimen for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not immerse past the maximum line (MAX) on the test strip.
- After the test has finished running, remove the strip from the specimen and place it on a non-absorbent flat surface. Start the timer and wait for the colored band(s) to appear. The result should be read in 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.
- Internal procedural controls are included in the test. A colored band appearing in the control region(C) is considered an internal positive procedural control, confirming sufficient specimen volume and correct procedural technique.
- External controls are not supplied with this kit. It is recommended that positive and negative controls be tested as a good laboratory practice to confirm the GHB test procedure to verify proper test performance.