What is an Opiate?
Opiates 2,000 ng/ml - Opiates such as heroin, morphine, and codeine are derived from the resin of opium poppy. The principal metabolites of opiates are morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide normorphine and codeine with a half-life of about 3 hours. Heroin is quickly metabolized to morphine. Thus, morphine and morphine glucuronide mightboth could both be found in the urine of a person who has taken only heroin. The body also changes codeine to morphine. Thus, the presence of morphine (or the metabolite, morphine glucuronide) in the urine indicates heroin, morphine and/or codeine use. The test for opiates (OPI) of single drug test yields a positive result when the morphine in urine exceeds 2000ng/mL.
Single Opiates - Heroin Drug Test Procedure
To use a single panel opiates 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 opiates 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 Opiates Single Drug Test