What is an Amphetamine?
Amphetamine and the structurally related “designer” drugs are sympathomimetic amines whose biological effects include potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulation, anorectic, hyperthemic, and cardiovascular properties. They are usually taken orally, intravenously, or by smoking. Amphetamines are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and are then either deactivated by the liver or excreted unchanged in the urine with a half life of about 12 hours. It can be detected in the urine for 1 to 2 days after use. Amphetamine is metabolized to deaminated (hippuric and benzoic acids) and hydroxylated metabolites. Methamphetamine is partially metabolized to amphetamine and its major active metabolite. Amphetamines increase the heart rate and blood pressure, and suppress the appetite. Some studies indicate that heavy abuse may result in permanent damage to certain essential nerve structural in the brain
Amphetamine Drug Test Procedure
To use a Amphetamine drug test kit your will need a collection cup and follow this procedure:
- Collect urine from the donor in a disposable collection cup.
- If the collection cup has a temperature strip read it and make sure is between temperature range.
- Remove the bottom cap from the single drug test card and submerge the drug test strips in the urine.
- AVOID passing the arrow when submerging the single drug test card since this can flood the test and invalidate the drug test.
- Once all the lines in the C (control) area appear you can read the bottom lines in T (test) area.
- To interpret results in the single drug test card follow the image below
CLIA WAIVED Amphetamine Single Drug Test