Methaqualone MQL Rapid Urine Test Device

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Model Number: NH-33280

Brand: Niche Healthcare

The MQL Rapid Test Device (Urine) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of Methaqualone in human urine specimens at the cut-off concentrations listed below:

  • MQL (Methaqualone)


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Catalog No. MQL-1012 Format Device
Specimen Urine Certificate CE
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 Methaqualone (MQL) rapid test device for urine is a diagnostic tool used to detect the presence of Methaqualone, a central nervous system depressant and sedative-hypnotic medication, in a person’s urine sample. Methaqualone, also known by its brand name Quaalude, was once prescribed for its sedative and muscle-relaxant properties but is now largely illegal and classified as a controlled substance due to its high potential for abuse and addiction.

The rapid test device typically consists of a test strip or cassette that contains specific antibodies or reagents designed to react with Methaqualone metabolites if present in the urine sample. The test is based on immunochromatographic principles, where the antibodies or reagents on the test strip bind to Methaqualone or its metabolites, producing a visible signal (e.g., colour change) if the substance is detected.

To use the Methaqualone rapid test device:

  • Collect a urine sample from the individual being tested.
  • Dip the test strip into the urine sample or apply the urine sample to the designated area on the test cassette, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Allow the test to develop for the specified time period, typically a few minutes.
  • Interpret the results based on the appearance of visible signals on the test device. A positive result indicates the presence of Methaqualone metabolites in the urine sample, while a negative result indicates their absence.

It’s important to note that rapid test devices 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 devices are commonly used in settings such as drug rehabilitation centres, workplaces, criminal justice systems, and healthcare facilities to screen for Methaqualone use and support efforts for drug monitoring and rehabilitation programs.

Drug Testing Tests

Drug testing serves several important purposes:

      1.    Safety and Efficacy: Before a new drug is approved for public use, it undergoes rigorous testing to ensure its safety and efficacy. Clinical trials assess how well the drug works for its intended purpose and identify potential side effects or risks.

      2.    Regulatory Approval: Drug testing is a prerequisite for regulatory approval by health authorities such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States. Approval indicates that the drug has met established standards for safety and effectiveness.

      3.    Clinical Research: Drug testing contributes valuable data to scientific research, advancing our understanding of diseases and potential treatments. Clinical trials provide insights into the drug’s mechanism of action and its impact on specific patient populations.

      4.    Treatment Innovation: Through drug testing, researchers can identify innovative treatments for various medical conditions. This includes the development of new medications and therapies that may offer improved outcomes compared to existing options.

      5.    Quality Assurance: Drug testing ensures that pharmaceutical companies maintain high standards in the production and formulation of medications. It helps guarantee the consistency and quality of the drug throughout its lifecycle.

      6.    Patient Safety: Rigorous testing helps identify potential adverse reactions or side effects of a drug. This information is crucial for healthcare providers to make informed decisions about prescribing medications and for patients to be aware of potential risks.

      7.    Comparative Effectiveness: Drug testing often involves comparing new treatments with existing ones to determine which is more effective or has fewer side effects. This aids in optimizing treatment choices for specific conditions.

      8.    Post-Marketing Surveillance: Even after a drug is approved and, on the market, ongoing monitoring and testing help identify any previously unseen side effects or long-term effects, contributing to post-marketing surveillance.

Drug testing is essential for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medications, advancing medical knowledge, and improving the quality of healthcare by providing evidence-based information for treatment decisions.


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