For what is Opiates/Morphine Drug Test used
Rapid Opiates/Morphine Drug Test – 2000 (OPI) Test Strip is an immuno-chromatographic assay for the qualitative determination of the presence of Opiate 2000 (OPI) at the cut off of 2000 ng/ml. This assay provides only a preliminary analytical test result. Gas Chromatography/Mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method. Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of the abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.
What is Morphine?
Opiates refer to any drug that is derived from the opium poppy, including the natural products, morphine and codeine, and the semi-synthetic drugs such as heroin. Opiates exert their effects on the central nervous system and organs containing smooth muscle. Opiates manifest their presence by analgesia, drowsiness, euphoria, lowering of body temperature, respiratory depression, blockade of adrenocortical response. The major pathways of elimination are kidneys (urine) and the liver where it is conjugated to glucuronic acid. Opiates and their metabolites can be detected in urine as result of heroin, morphine, codeine or poppy seed intake.
How the test works
Rapid Opiate 2000 (OPI) Test Strip is a competitive immunoassay that is used to screen for the presence of Opiate 2000 (OPI) in the urine. It is a chromatographic absorbent device in which, drugs within a urine sample, competitively combined to a limited number of drug monoclonal antibody (mouse) conjugate binding sites. When the test is activated, the urine is absorbed into each test strip by capillary action, mixes with the respective drug monoclonal antibody conjugate, and flows across a pre-coated membrane.
- 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 Opiates/Morphine Test procedure to verify proper test performance.
Opiates/Morphine Drug Test Strips Procedure:
- Remove the Opiates/Morphine Drug Test Strips 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 Opiates/Morphine Drug Test Strips 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 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.