When you purchase this kit, you will receive all the necessary tools to easily collect and ship a urine sample back to our laboratory for analysis. This includes sterile collection cups, a plastic shipping sleeve, a chain of custody form and a prepaid shipping label.
Bath salts contain Mephedrone and MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone), two common synthetic compounds that produce a hallucination effect. Bath salts are known by various names, such as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning, Hurricane Charlie, Vanilla Sky, Charge and White Knight.
This Mephedrone and MDPV Bath Salts Urine Test Kit provides a fully validated, quantitative test for detecting and measuring the presence of synthetic stimulants Mephedrone and MDPV in urine. The method utilizes a state of the art high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS).
Mephedrone, also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methylephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant that reportedly enhances mental and/or physical function. This synthetic drug comes in a variety of names, such as meow meow, Meph, Drone, M-cat, bath salts and plant food. Its side effects include: alertness, restlessness, euphoria, excitement, openness, sex drive, stimulation, decreased hostility, improved mental function and mild sexual stimulation - effects that are similar to the effects of cocaine, amphetamines and MDMA. Mephedrone may come in the form of capsules, tablets or white powder that users may swallow, snort, inject, smoke or use rectally.
Meanwhile, MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone) is a designer drug of the phenethylamine class. It is structurally related to MDMA and also to cathinone, and is known for increasing dopamine levels. The acute side effects of DMVP include tachycardia, hypertension, vasoconstriction and sweating. Higher doses of MDPV reportedly cause intense, prolonged panic attacks in stimulant-tolerant users. The duration of the subjective effects of MDPV is about 3 to 4 hours with the side effects continuing a total of 6 to 8 hours after administration.
"Bath salts" are ingested by means of being snorted, injected, or smoked -- primarily by teens and young adults -- due to their widespread availability on the Internet, local convenience stores and smoke shops.
What the Test Does
This Mephedrone and MDPV Bath Salts Urine Test quantifies the presence of Mephedrone and MDPV in the urine. The test will measure both compounds down to concentrations of 1 ng/mL using a high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS-MS) technique.
How the Test Works
This Mephedrone and MDPV Bath Salts Urine Test requires 3ml of unpreserved urine. The urine samples should be stored under ambient temperature for shipping with a short-term storage period of 3 days. The samples may likewise be refrigerated or frozen to ensure non-contamination.
Cut Off Limits
This quantitative test detects and measures Mephedrone and MDPV in urine down to concentrations of 1 ng/mL. The test uses a state of the art, high performance liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LCMSMS) technique by an accredited laboratory.
Limitations of the Test
The urine test is designed to identify the presence of the 2 common synthetic drugs Mephedrone and MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone). It cannot determine other illicitly synthesized forms of designer stimulants, such as MDMA, Cathinones and Piperazines. Furthermore, this Mephedrone and MDPV bath salts urine laboratory testing kit will not detect other herbs such as those found in K2, Spice or other "herbal" products.
Bath salts are labeled "not for human consumption," however, they are not being used for the purposes on the labels. Instead, they are being used by teenagers and young adults to experience a "legal high." Due to the increasing number of people using bath salts, state officials and lawmakers have began considering a proposal to ban the sale of the powders. On September 7, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) invoked its "emergency scheduling authority" to control three synthetic stimulants - Mephedrone, MDPV, and methylone - commonly called "bath salts" or "plant food." The DEA plans to make possessing and selling these chemicals, or products that contain them, illegal in the United States. The emergency action will remain in effect for at least a year, during which time the government is expected to call for permanent control of the drugs.
In Louisiana, the bath salts were outlawed by an emergency order after the state's poison center received more than 125 calls in the last three months of 2010 involving exposure to the chemicals. The use of bath salts causes an individual to experience increased pulse, high blood pressure, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain and at worst, suicidal tendencies.