5 panel urine drug testing kit for legal highs NPS
Until recently drug testing for “Legal Highs” has not been possible however this year the drug test manufacturers have produced a range of new drug test membranes to cater for an increasing desire to be able to screen for the this very common group of new drugs known as “legal highs” or New Psychoactive substances ( NPS )
Gradually the range of new drugs that we can test for will increase as the drug test kit manufacturers catch up with the drug manufacturers.
The drug testing kits are 97% accurate when compared to a lab GCMS urine drug test and give results in minutes. They are available to buy online with next day UK delivery from UK Drug Testing.
If you are screening in a workplace setting all non negative results (positives ) will need to be confirmed with a laboratory chain of custody urine drug test for the specific drug that was detected. The lab drug test will cost about £40 plus VAT per drug.
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Drug testing for legal highs has been limited by the ability of drug test manufacturers to copy the subtle changes to drug chemistry and changing fashions. Almost as soon as one designer drug becomes established with users, the law is adjusted to make it illegal and the design is altered slightly in chemical terms to a slightly different drug compound which avoids the legislation.
Designing specific tests for this ever changing chemistry is understandably problematic. It is not possible to make drug tests which cover this diverse chemical variance without making the tests unspecific and unreliable. To develop a test, manufacturers need to know the market for test kits will be sufficient and sustained to cover the costs of development and certification.
In light of the above, it is not surprising that there is only a small range of drug test kits currently available for legal highs and designer drugs.
Mephedrone also known as Meow Meow, MCAT & Drone is perhaps the best well known of the recent designer drugs and became widely available for a period between 2004 and 2010. It is now illegal in Europe and the US.
Similar to Cathinone in its structure it has been referred to as the poor mans cocaine. No current drug testing kit for Mephedrone exists to reliably detect either the base compound or its metabolites in either urine saliva or blood.
Claims have been made that Methamphetamine drug tests will detect Mephedrone. There is no chemical similarity between the 2 drugs and Methamphetamine drug tests should always give a negative result if tested on Methedrone. Neither is there any evidence that Methedrone has been mixed in Methamphetamine, so the claim that methamphatamine drug test kits can been used to screen for Mephadrone use are without any factual base.
Since being regulated substitution with similar compounds has occurred, again none of these are similar chemically to Methamphetamine. All remain covered by current UK and EU legislation, but the mephedrone remains available via illegal routes and remains popular.