OPI (Opiates) – 50 Test Strips

$24.95

Instant test for Opiates

Opiate refers 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. Opioid is more general, referring to any drug that acts on the opioid receptor. Opioid analgesics comprise a large group of substances, which control pain by depressing the central nervous system. Large doses of Morphine can produce higher tolerance levels and physiological dependency in users, and may lead to substance abuse. Morphine is excreted un-metabolized, and is also the major metabolic product of codeine and heroin. Morphine is detectable in the urine for several days after an opiate dose.

Description

The OPI Rapid Test Strip (Urine) detects Morphine/Heroin through visual interpretation of color development on the device. Drug conjugates are immobilized on the test region of the membrane. During testing, the specimen reacts with antibodies conjugated to colored particles and pre-coated on the sample pad. The mixture then migrates through the membrane by capillary action, and interacts with reagents on the membrane. If there are insufficient drug molecules in the specimen, the antibody-colored particle conjugate will bind to the drug conjugates, forming a colored band at the test region of the membrane. Therefore, a colored band appears in the test region when the urine is negative for the drug. If drug molecules are present in the urine above the cut-off concentration of the test, they compete with the immobilized drug conjugate on the test region for limited antibody binding sites. This will prevent attachment of the antibody-colored particle conjugate to the test region. Therefore, the absence of a colored band at the test region indicates a positive result. The appearance of a colored band at the control region serves as a procedural control, indicating that the proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.

Additional information

Weight.7 lbs
Dimensions9 × 5 × 1 in

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