K2 Urine Drug Test- Spice drug test(cassette) description:
Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. offers a K2 Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test which is a immunochromatography one step in vitro test. This K2 Spice Rapid Test is designed for qualitative determination of synthetic cannabis K2 spice drug substances in human urine specimens. This K2 spice drug test is for in vitro diagnostic and forensic use only. This K2 spice drug test has not been evaluated in the point of care location and is for use by healthcare professionals only.
Each component strip of the K2 Spice drug test is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The K2 spice drug test relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested. When the K2 spice drug is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody- dye conjugate. When the amount of the K2 spice drug is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on this K2 spice drug test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band on this K2 spice drug test indicates a negative result. A control line is present in the K2 spice drug test window to work as procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the K2 spice drug test device is stored in good condition and the K2 spice drug test is performed appropriately.
Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when consumed, mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand name K2 and Spice, both of which have largely become generic trademarks used to refer to any synthetic cannabis product. Studies suggest that synthetic cannabinoid intoxication is associated with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term) psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness. A large and complex variety of synthetic cannabinoids, most ofter cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, or HU-210, are used. As of March 1, 2011, five cannabinoids, JWH-018, JWH-073, CP-47, JWH-200 and cannabicyclohexanol are illegal in the US because these substances have the potential to be extremely harmful and, therefore, pose an imminent hazard to the public safety.
This K2 spice drug test provides only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternative chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has been established as the preferred confirmatory method by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.
The cutoff level for this K2 spice drug test is 50 ng/K2 synthetic cannabinoid. For customized cutoff level K2 spice drug tests, please contact Customer Service. This K2 Spice Drug Test is available in strip or cassette format only.