Methaqualone MQL Rapid Urine Test Strip

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Model Number: NH-33008

Brand: Niche Healthcare

The MQL Rapid Test Strip (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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Description

Catalog No. MQL-1011 Format Strip
Specimen Urine Certificate CE
Reading Time 5 minutes Test/Kit 50
Storage Temperature 4-30°C Shelf Life 2 Years
Sensitivity >99.9% Specificity >99.9%
Accuracy >99.9% Composition Individually packed test strip,  Package insert

 

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., color 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 centers, workplaces, criminal justice systems, and healthcare facilities to screen for Methaqualone use and support efforts for drug monitoring and rehabilitation 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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