DrugTEST is a rapid test for the detection of 6 different drugs (amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), methadone, opiates/morphine). DrugTEST can detect the following substance classes simultaneously and thus provides information which drugs were consumed.
Drugs of abuse mostly are highly potent psychotropic substances and preparations derived from these. Generally, these drugs show a mind-altering effect accompanied by a change of perception. Drug abuse entails various risks and can lead to health-associated or psychosocial issues in the long term.
DrugTEST was designed for the detection of different substances in urine via visual interpretation of color change in the test cassette, which is based on a competitive immunoassay. The membrane is coated with a specific antibody in the test area (T). During the test the urine sample is mixed with a colored conjugate (drug-protein-gold-conjugate) located at a pad present inside the test cassette. The mixture then migrates through the membrane by capillary action. Drugs which are present in the sample compete with the conjugate for a specific antibody located in the test area (T) of the membrane, replacing the particles. Consequently, a colored line showing the binding of the conjugate complex can only form in the test region if no drugs were used or the concentration is below the cut-off limit.
On the other hand, a colored line will always be present in the control region (C), using a different antigen-antibody-reaction. The formation of the control line (C) indicates the successful performance of the test and that proper membrane wicking has occured.