Urine toxicological analyses – Detection of drugs, pharmaceutical substances and alcohol in urine
Urine toxicological analyses are performed in order to determine whether someone has recently used drugs
DNAlogy offers a full range of analyses for the detection of the most modern drug and pharmaceutical substances as well as alcohol in urine.
Every urine sample that undergoes analysis for the detection of substances at DNAlogy laboratories, is tested for its quality efficiency and possible unusual changes or adulteration designed to falsify the sample. Parameters checked are: creatinine, pH, nitrite, glutaraldehyde, specific gravity, pyridinium chlorochromate / oxydants.
Sample collection: Collection of 30 ml of urine. The urine sample is collected in a clean and dry container any time of the day. Urine samples may be stored at 2-8 °C for up to 48 hours before testing. For prolonged storage, the samples can be stored at -20 °C.
Urine test for alcohol detection
The test is made for the detection in human urine of alcohol use or abuse through the detection of ethyl glucuronide (EtG). EtG is the main biomarker when it comes to highlight alcohol consumption, as this is a major metabolite of the ethanol contained in alcoholic beverages and can be detected up to 2-3 days after the last alcohol intake with ≈ 99% reliability. The urine test will be particularly useful in situations where alcohol consumption is absolutely prohibited, as in a medically supervised withdrawal, or in some professional environments that require total abstinence for safety reasons (e.g. in transport).
Urine test for the detection of 12 most currently abused drug substances
The test is made for the detection in human urine of the 12 most currently abused drugs. Each substance is detected independently, therefore, the test gives a result drug by drug with ≈ 99% reliability. The test includes detection of classic substances (THC: cannabis, marijuana, COC: cocaine and crack), opiates and opioids (MOR: morphine, heroin, FYL: fentanyl), hallucinogens (KET: ketamine, LSD: LSD, acids), amphetaminics (AMP: amphetamine, MDMA: ecstasy, MET: methamphetamine) and new psychoactive substances (synthetic cannabinoids K2/spice-K3/ΑΒ-Pinaca, MCAT: methcathinones).
Detection time after consumption : THC: 2-30 days, COC: 1-5 days, MOR: 1-4 days, FYL 2-3 days, KET 1-4 days, LSD 1-3 days, AMP 1-2 days, MDMA 1-3 days, MET 1-3 days, K2 2-3 days, K3 2-3 days, MCAT 1-3 days
Urine test for the detection of sedatives
The test is made for the detection in human urine of tranquilizers, sedatives and sleeping pills. Each substance is detected independently, therefore, the test gives a result drug by drug with ≈ 99% reliability. The test includes detection of barbiturates (BAR), benzodiazepines (BZD), tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) and zolpidem (ZOL).
Detection time after consumption: BAR : 5 days to 2-3 weeks, BZD: 3 days to 6 weeks, TCA: 5 days
Urine test for the detection of cannabis – Consumption level detection
The test is made for the semi-quantitative detection in human urine of THC (marijuana, cannabis) and can detect the presence of any cannabinoid (Marijuana, hashish, Cannabis oil) whatever the mode of consumption (joints, inhaling, infusion or culinary preparations like cakes) from 2 to 30 days after last intake. Apart from qualitative detection, it shows in addition if the concentration of THC in urine is LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH. This test is particularly effective over time. Initial screening will serve as a baseline, while the tests that follow will see the lowering or raising level of THC in urine. By practicing regular screenings, it is now much easier to see if the subject has stopped its consumption (steady decrease in the level of THC) or if he can get re-smoking (sudden increase in the level of THC).
Smoking test - urine test for the detection of cotinin
The test is made for the semi-quantitative detection in human urine of nicotine use, which is found in particular in cigarettes and other tobacco products. To detect nicotine use, this test will search in urine any presence of a molecule called cotinine, which is the main derivative of the nicotine after consumption, from 48 to 72 hours after last intake. Apart from qualitative detection, it shows in addition if the concentration of cotinine in urine is LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH. This offers an estimation of usage, 1st level of consumption: less than 3 cigarettes on the last 48 hours, 2nd level of consumption: 3-10 cigarettes per day, 3rd level of consumption: more than 10 cigarettes per day.