A rapid test for the qualitative detection of Methadone(MTD) in human urine that can be performed with the use of AllTestTM LF Reader. For medical and other professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
The MTD Rapid Test Cassette (Urine) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Methadone in human urine that can be performed with the use of AllTestTM LF Reader at a cut-off concentration of 300ng/ml. This test will detect other related compounds, please refer to the Analytical Specificity table in this package insert.
This assay provides only a qualitative, preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternate chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method. Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are used.
Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever for medium to severe pain. It is also used in the treatment of Heroin (Opiate dependence: Vicodin, Percolate, Morphine, etc) addiction. Oral Methadone is very different than the IV Methadone. Oral Methadone is partially stored in the liver for later use. IV Methadone acts more like Heroin.
Methadone is a long acting pain reliever producing effects that last between twelve to forty-eight hours. Ideally, Methadone frees the client from the pressures of obtaining illegal Heroin, from the dangers of injection, and from the emotional roller coaster that most Opiates produce. Methadone, if taken for long periods and at large doses, can lead to a very long withdrawal period. The withdrawals from Methadone are more prolonged and troublesome than those provoked by heroin cessation, yet the substitution and phased removal of methadone is an acceptable method of detoxification for patients and therapists.1
The MTD Rapid Test Cassette (Urine) is a rapid urine screening test that can be performed with the use of LF Reader. The test utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of Methadone in urine. The MTD Rapid Test Cassette (Urine) yields a positive result when the Methadone in urine exceeds 300 ng/mL.
Allow the test, urine specimen, and/or controls to reach room temperature (15-30ºC) prior to testing.
1.Exact QR Code from the QR code card for specific information of the test. Use only QR code card provided inside the test kits.
2. Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test cassette from the sealed pouch and use it within one hour.
3. Place the test Cassette on a clean and level surface. Hold the dropper vertically and transfer 3 full drops of urine (approx. 120μL) to the specimen well (S) of the test Cassette, and then start the timer. Avoid trapping air bubbles in the specimen well (S). See the illustration below.
4.Wait for the colored line(s) to appear. The Results should be Read with AllTestTM LF Reader at 5 minutes.
5.Do not interpret test results visually.
INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Results read by AllTestTM LF Reader
The result of positive or negative for each analyte is determined by AllTestTM LF Reader.
Result may be exported to excel or PDF.
At this point the Test Cassette may be removed and appropriately discarded.
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