Reagents, Immunoassay, Rapid Test, Drug-of-Abuse, Opiate, Methadone
Definition : Immunoassay reagents intended to perform qualitative analyses on a body fluid sample (typically urine) to determine methadone in a short period of time, typically several minutes. Methadone, a synthetic agent with morphinelike properties, is a long-lasting opiate that has therapeutic use as an analgesic and in withdrawal from morphine addiction; it is mostly administered orally as methadone hydrochloride, but can be also administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Methadone produces a state of sedation and euphoria similar to, but less intensive than, natural opiates, creating a high potential for abuse. Reagents for methadone determination in urine samples can detect methadone metabolites typically for one to four days after use.
Entry Terms : "Methadone Determination Reagents, Rapid Test"
UMDC code : 20124