Methamphetamine Rapid Urine Test Device

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Model Number: NH-33488

Brand: Niche Healthcare

 

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Description

Catalog No. MET-1012 Format Device
Specimen Urine Certificate CE/FDA
Reading Time 5 minutes Test/Kit 40
Storage Temperature 4-30°C Shelf Life 2 Years
Sensitivity >99.9% Specificity >99.9%
Accuracy >99.9% Composition Individually packed test device,  Package insert, Dropper

 

A Methamphetamine (MET) rapid test strip for urine is a diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of methamphetamine, a potent central nervous system stimulant, in a person’s urine sample. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug that can cause serious health issues and is classified as a controlled substance due to its high potential for abuse.

The rapid test strip typically consists of a small membrane strip with specific antibodies or reagents immobilized on it. These antibodies or reagents react with methamphetamine or its metabolites if present in the urine sample, producing a visible signal (such as a colour change) that indicates the presence of the drug.

Here’s how the test is generally conducted:

  • Collect a urine sample from the individual being tested.
  • Dip the test strip into the urine sample, ensuring that the sample does not exceed the maximum fill line indicated on the strip.
  • Allow the test strip to absorb the urine for the specified time period, usually a few minutes.
  • Interpret the results based on the appearance of visible signals on the test strip. A visible test line (or absence thereof) indicates whether methamphetamine is present in the urine sample.

It’s important to note that rapid test strips provide qualitative results (positive/negative) and are intended for screening purposes. Confirmatory testing by a laboratory using more sophisticated techniques may be necessary to confirm positive results.

These rapid test strips are commonly used in various settings such as drug rehabilitation centres, workplaces, criminal justice systems, and healthcare facilities for drug screening and monitoring purposes. They play a vital role in identifying methamphetamine use and supporting efforts for drug monitoring and intervention programs.

Urine Strip tests

Also known as urinalysis or dipstick tests, offer several benefits in assessing various health indicators. These tests can provide information about:

      1.    Kidney Function: Detecting abnormalities in kidney function by measuring levels of substances like creatinine and protein.

      2.    Diabetes Monitoring: Checking for glucose levels in urine helps monitor diabetes and assess blood sugar control.

      3.    Liver Function: Indicators such as bilirubin and urobilinogen can provide insights into liver health.

      4.    Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): Detecting signs of infection, such as leukocytes and nitrites, helps diagnose UTIs.

      5.    Dehydration: Concentration of urine can indicate hydration status.

      6.    Acidity/Alkalinity: Assessing pH levels can provide information about the body’s acid-base balance.

While urine strip tests offer quick and convenient insights, they are not a substitute for comprehensive medical evaluation. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical information for accurate diagnoses.

 

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