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Reasons To Stock Your Lab With Marijuana Drug Tests

Marijuana Drug Tests | RapidTest.comMedical providers who stock their labs with Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s marijuana drug tests are able to provide a wider range of testing options to their patients. People who work for employers that require random drug testing often need to have a urine test for marijuana completed, and waiting for results can cause these individuals to be out of work. Rapid tests for marijuana use allow employers to quickly find out whether their employees are fit for work by providing instant results. This preliminary option for marijuana drug testing lets people know if they need to undergo more stringent testing. A more thorough test should be completed in the case of a positive result.

The marijuana drug InstaTest available in strip or cassette formats, evaluates the interaction between antibodies and antigens in the urine. This is a test that many laboratories do not provide for their patients, and people who need to undergo drug testing often have to turn to a specialized lab to have this test completed. Medical providers who are proactive about serving their patients can stock their labs with these tests. Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc . tests are inexpensive and have a high rate of accuracy. A colored band appears when the test reads negative, and the absence of this band indicates that the individual is likely to have used marijuana in the recent past. This easy-to-read test expands the offerings of a lab for the convenience of patients.

More Rapid Drug Tests for Your Needs | Drug test kits

Rapid Drug Tests | RapidTest.comIn the past, we have covered some of the rapid drug tests that we have available. Diagnostic Automation / Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. continues to offer quick and efficient drug test kits that can be used to see if someone has been abusing drugs. Using our tests, you can figure out what kind of additional testing is necessary. Our tests include:

  • Marijuana Drug Tests – While marijuana is gaining steam as a legal drug, it is still illegal as a recreational drug in many places throughout the United States and the world. Cassette and strip marijuana tests are available for preliminary testing.
  • K2 or Spice Drug Test – At one point, this was a legal alternative to marijuana. Many people began using it and it eventually became illegal. Studies have shown that this drug can make people unstable. 
  • MDMA or Ecstasy Drug Test – This party drug is still very popular among teens and young adults. This test is ideal when used in a point of care setting. 

Take a look at our portfolio of rapid drug tests and see which selections you would like to use in your lab. Our company knows that you look for dependable tests to help you understand what you may need to take when treating someone who is abusing drugs.

K2 Spice Drug Test | K2 and Spice Urine Drug Test

K2 and Spice Drug Test(cassette)K2 Spice Drug Test(strip)

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is pleased to offer a top quality and cost effective urine-based metabolite test, or a K2 Spice Drug Test, for “synthetic marijuana.”  The K2 Drug Test is a highly effective and easy-to-use Urine Drug testing device that is currently available in single strips and single-dip cassettes for greater flexibility and cost effectiveness.  The K2 Drug test may sometimes also be referred to by others as K2 Spice Gold Drug test, Spice Drug Test, Synthetic cannabinoid drug test, Synthetic cannabis drug test, Synthetic K2 Spice marijuana drug test, or simply a Synthetic marijuana drug test.  The K2 Spice Drug Test, or the K2 Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test is an immunochromatography one step in vitro test drug test.

Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. is proud of its record of providing top-level drug testing kits, like this K2 Spice drug test, which is now available for distribution around the world (outside the U.S.).  This new K2 Spice drug test comes as part of Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s continued commitment to providing top quality drug test kits worldwide.  Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc.’s distribution of this convenient and user friendly K2 Spice Drug Test is of the same high and accurate quality as its popular marijuana drug screening tests.

K2 Spice Gold, Synthetic Marijuana (THC) Drug Testing Kit

One of the most talked-about drugs in the news today is the synthetic marijuana drug, more commonly known as K2 Spice.  The United States has seen an increased use of the K2 spice drug and other synthetic marijuana drug products due to their legal accessibility and similarity to highs obtained by using the marijuana drug (THC drug).  The Synthetic marijuana drug, or K2 Spice drug has been made illegal in many European countries, and in the U.S., several states have made K2 Spice drug illegal under state law.

The Spice Drug or Synthetic cannabis is an herbal and chemical product which mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice.   Synthetic cannabinoids, including cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, and HU-210, are used in an attempt to avoid the laws which make cannabis illegal, making synthetic cannabis a designer drug.   It is marketed as an incense or “herbal smoking blend”, but the products are usually smoked by users.  Although synthetic cannabis does not produce positive results in cannabis drug tests, like a K2 drug test, it is possible to detect its metabolites in human urine, such as that offered through the K2 Spice urine drug test.  Someone who smokes the K2 Spice drug will generally not show up positive on a marijuana drug test.  The active chemicals in the K2 Spice drug are slightly different from those in marijuana (THC) drug.  K2 Spice drug is different enough that it won’t test positive on a marijuana drug test.  K2 Spice drug users avoid detection on a marijuana drug test and still get the same effect as smoking marijuana.  Laboratories have been working on drug tests specifically designed to recognize the K2 Spice synthetic marijuana molecule.

K2 and Spice Marijuana Urine Drug Test

The K2 Spice urine drug test is designed to test for the two synthetic cannabinoids most commonly found in herbal incense products, such as JWH-018 and JWH-073.  Once these synthetic compounds are consumed, they are rapidly metabolized in the body and excreted in the urine as a series of related metabolites.  The JWH-018 and JWH-073 metabolites can be detected on the K2 Spice urine drug test up to 72 hours, depending on usage and dosage.  When smoked or ingested, JWH-018 and JWH-073 can produce marijuana-like effects by as primary receptor agonists.  The K2 Spice drug compounds have been found in as many as 25 different herbal blends.  Even though K2 Spice compounds closely resemble marijuana, they still remain undetectable under standardized drug testing.  The K2 Spice drug has brought difficult circumstances to treatment centers because K2 Spice was undetectable in urine tests.  With our K2 Spice urine drug test, K2Spice can be detected in the urine.  The K2 Spice urine drug test is recommended to be used by law enforcement agencies, correction facilities, and probation departments to test individuals who are suspected of using such products as K2 Spice drug.  This K2 Spice drug test also makes an efficient solution for screening employees, kids and teenagers as part of preventive measures in maintaining drug-free environment in the workplace, universities, school, and other institutions like the military.

The Truth about K2 and Spice drug

K2, Spice, and related substances and considered highly dangerous. Because these compounds are surreptitiously added to other substances, the amount of the compound present cannot exactly be measured. These synthetic cannabinoids have been associated with impaired driving incidents, attempted suicides, and emergency department visits, and have been linked to such adverse effects as panic attacks, heart palpitations, respiratory complications, aggression, mood swings, altered perception, and paranoia. Also, recent investigations have cited the compounds as having greater potency than THC found in traditional cannabis products because of K2 and Spice’s unregulated production.  K2 drug and Spice drug are becoming alarmingly more popular among younger generations due to their accessibility, making the use of these new drug testing technologies more significant to drug monitoring programs that involve youth outreach.

Related Drug Testing Kits and K2 Spice Marijuana Drug Tests

Along with these K2 Spice Drug Tests for screening of synthetic marijuana, Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. also offers quick and easy-to-use urine drug testing kits for marijuana drug testing. These Marijuana Drug Tests (THC Drug Tests) are simple drug tests to use as a home drug test, or a marijuana drug test for random drug testing in the workplace, drug screening kits for pre-employment drug testing, drug testing in schools, judicial drug testing, drug testing labs, family drug testing kits, health clinic drug testing, or any other point of care location drug testing collection services that want to establish marijuana drug testing procedures at their particular location.

Customers who use our K2 Spice Drug Test, also request multi drug test kits for any combination of drugs and alcohol:  Amphetamin (AMP), Barbiturate (BAR), Benzodiazepine (BZD), Buprenorphine (BUP),  Cannabinoid (THC), Cocaine (COC), Ecstasy (MDMA), Fentanyl (FTYL), Ketamine, Marijuana (THC), Methadone (MTD), Methamphetamine (MET), Methylphenidate (MPD), Opiate (OPI) (MOR), Opiate II (OPI) (MOR) (HER), Oxycodone (Oxy), Phencyclidine (PCP), Propoxyphene (PRP), Tramadol, Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), and ALCOHOL.   Contact our Customer Service Department for more information about any of these drug testing products.

DRUG TESTING – MARIJUANA DRUG TEST (THC Drug Test)

MARIJUANA DRUG TEST (THC Drug Test)

 

According to a recent United Nations World Drug Report, Marijuana “remains the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance globally.”   The UN estimates that 210 million people, about 5% of the world’s population, used some kind of illicit drug last year at least once.  The most popular drug remains cannabis, with 170 million users.  In the U.S., The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) report on illicit drug use, showed an increase in marijuana consumption last year across all age groups.   Faced with such increase use of the marijuana drug, many health officials say that more drug-testing programs should be considered.

 

THC (∆9–tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary active ingredient in cannabinoids (marijuana). When the marijuana drug is smoked or orally administered, it produces euphoric effects. Users of the marijuana drug have impaired short term memory and slowed learning. The marijuana drug user may also experience transient episodes of confusion and anxiety. Long term relatively heavy use of the marijuana drug may be associated with behavioral disorders.

 

There are many different kinds of drug tests available to measure marijuana on drug tests.  A popular choice for marijuana drug testing is to have the subject provide a urine sample on the drug test.  Urinalysis is the most common drug test type and is considered the Gold Standard of drug testing.  A urine drug test is inexpensive and can detect relatively recent (within the past seven days) use as well as long-term exposure to the the marijuana drug.  Urine drug test kits are available as on-site tests, or laboratory analysis.  The drug tests are drug metabolite specific.  Commonly ingested substances to pass a drug test will not affect the drug test nor interfere with the drug test results.  The marijuana  drug is detectable by standard drug tests on urine up to 72 hours after use.  However, drug tests may detect the marijuana drug with long-term, habitual users who may have traces of the marijuana drug in their system for longer than the standard three days.

Our Los Angeles based Diagnostic Automation/Cortez Diagnostics, Inc., a company committed to making the best quality drug tests at fair and competitive prices worldwide and a leading provider of drug test services, offers top of the line urine drug test kits.  We offer a number of the most superior quality drug testing kits available on the market.  Our drug tests kits include everything you need to administer drug testing in your laboratory, medical office, business, hospital or educational organization.   The Marijuana Drug Test (THC Drug Test), or The Cortez Diagnostics, Inc. DOA (Drug of Abuse) test, is an immunochromatography based one step in vitro test. The Marijuana drug test is designed for qualitative determination of marijuana drug substances in human urine specimens. This assay may be used in the point of care setting.

The Marijuana Drug Testing device is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The assay relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested. When the marijuana drug is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody-dye conjugate. When the amount of the marijuana drug is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on the marijuana drug test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band indicates a negative result. A control line is present in the test window to work as procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the Marijuana drug testing device is stored in good condition and the Marijuana drug test is performed appropriately.

 

This Marijuana Drug Test (THC Drug Test) provides only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternative chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography/ mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has been established as the preferred confirmatory method by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are indicated.

 

The optional built-in Adulteration Test is for validation of urine specimen’s integrity and must not be used for In Vitro diagnostic use. The cutoff level for this Marijuana Drug Test (THC Drug Test) is 50 ng/ml of 11-nor-D9-THC-9-COOH. For customized cutoff level marijuana drug tests, please contact Customer Service. This Marijuana Drug Test (THC Drug Test) is available in multi-panel, cassette, strip, or cup format.

 

We also offer popular drug test kits for various other drugs:  ELISA drug test kits, CLIA Waved Drug Tests, Strip drug tests, 2 panel drug tests, multi panel drug tests, and cassette drug tests.  We are always improving our comprehensive line of drug test kits, thus offering to you the utmost in selection of the highest quality products available for drug testing worldwide.  Our Rapid Test Kit for urinalysis is one of the most popular drug test kits ordered by our customers.  These widely-used drug test kits are the most accurate and inexpensive drug tests in detecting adulterated urine specimens on drug tests.  These convenient and easy to use urine analysis drug test kits can immediately detect any drug adulteration that would falsely identify a pass drug test analysis.   The FDA, CE, and Health Canada approved Rapid Test Kits are thus the perfect worldwide drug testing devices in use today.