Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa)

KRA

What is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree within the coffee family, native to South East Asia, and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of different ailments.  The leaves of the the tree are often crushed into a fine powder and mixed with water, like a tea, or put into gel capsules and then consumed for the desired effects. Currently there is no instant diagnostic Point-of-Care test that meets our standards of quality, accuracy, and consistency and while we are working hard to find a solution, we can provide Kratom lab testing that will provide reliable results.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

 

How is it Used?

Typically Kratom leaves are crushed into a fine powder and is consumed by oral ingestion in the form of capsules, tea, or extract.  The leaves can also be chewed.

What are the Effects?

In low doses, Kratom, will often produce stimulant “like” effects, similar to that of caffeine, with symptoms of increased alertness and energy.  When Kratom is taken in high does, often users will experience sedative “like” effects and have been compared similarly to the effects of Opioids.  

Common Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Sweating
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Increased Urination
  • Tachycardia
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Anorexia
  • Weight Loss
  • Insomnia
 

Common Street Names

  • Herbal K
  • Hanging with Tom
  • Tom Bombs
  • Kray Kray
  • Kray Town
  • Kraymer’s

What does it Look Like?

Greenish or yellowish brown to grey powder. 

Legal Status

Kratom is not controlled under the Federal Controlled Substances Act and remains legal, although some states have banned and criminalized the manufacture, distribution, and possession of Kratom and products containing Kratom.  Kratom is readily available for purchase and has become highly desired among people suffering from drug addiction or those recovering from drug addiction.  Users have claimed that Kratom can help ease the symptoms of Opioid withdrawal, anxiety, and stress. However, there might be potential for abuse because of the “sedative like” effects Kratom can produce. There is an on-going debate over the legality and use of Kratom as a natural alternative to certain pain and anxiety medications. No matter the legal status or fate of Kratom, we are fully aware of the need for testing.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card

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Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

Methadone

Methadone

MTD / EDDP

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid which was created after WWII due to a shortage in Morphine. Today it is commonly prescribed to patients suffering from opioid withdrawal and for pain management. After consumption of Methadone the body will metabolize a compound known as EDDP. It is important to know this for when screening a user of Methadone, whether it be to ensure proper use or detect abuse, it remains the most reliable option.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

How is it Used?

Methadone can be administered orally in a tablet and by intravenous and intramuscular injection.

What are the Effects?

Abuse of methadone can lead to psychological dependence. When an individual uses methadone, he/she may experience physical symptoms like sweating, itchy skin, or sleepiness. Individuals who abuse methadone risk becoming tolerant of and physically dependent on the drug. When use is stopped a user may suffer from withdrawal symptoms similar to that of other opioids.

Common Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Cramps

Common Street Names

  • Amidone
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Fizzies
  • Maria
  • Pastora
  • Salvia
  • Street Methadone
  • Wafer

What does it Look Like?

Methadone is available as a tablet, oral solution, or injectable liquid. Tablets are available in 5 mg and 10 mg formulations. As of January 1, 2008, manufacturers of methadone hydrochloride tablets 40 mg (dispersible) have voluntarily agreed to restrict distribution of this formulation to only those facilities authorized for detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and hospitals. Manufacturers will instruct their wholesale distributors to discontinue supplying this formulation to any facility not meeting the above criteria. 

Legal Status

Schedule II substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act. Non-Medical use of Methadone is illegal.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card
  • Oral Fluid Test
  • Field Test 

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Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

Marijuana

Marijuana

THC

What is Marijuana?

Gabapentin, better know by the brand name Neurontin, is an anti-convulsant prescription medication used to treat a variety of symptoms including seizures, nerve pain, and restless leg syndrome. When Gabapentin is taken more than the prescribed amount or mixed with other drugs such as alcohol, anti-anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, or Opioids it can produce euphoric side effects which can lead to abuse. Since Gabapentin is not a scheduled controlled substance and is used to treat such a wide variety of ailments it has become over prescribed adding to the potential for abuse.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

How is it Used?

Marijuana can be inhaled by smoking or vaporizing the flower as well as ingested. “Edibles” is the common term used to describe Marijuana, or THC, that is ingested. It can also be applied topically in some forms.

What are the Effects?

Marijuana can produce euphoric effects that may alter the perception of one’s surroundings. Dizziness, nausea, and extreme exhaustion are commons signs of overdose. Prolonged use can cause lack of drive, depression, short term memory loss and paranoia.

Common Symptoms

  • Paranoia
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Slowed Reaction
  • Heightened Senses
  • Uncontrollable Laughter
  • Redness in the Eyes
  • Dry Mouth 

Legal Status

Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act. Even though it is still considered “illegal” at the Federal level, in recent years many states have taken it upon themselves to regulate the legality of Marijuana. Some have decriminalized the substance, some have made it legal to use medicinally, and others have completely legalized the use marijuana for personal consumption. Right now, there are 12 States that have completely legalized the use of marijuana, 11 that have kept it fully illegal, and 28 that have mixed regulations, where as the state may have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana but not the personal use, or “recreational” use. The regulation of marijuana has been an on going debate for years and will continue to change. 

Common Street Names

  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Ganja
  • Mary Jane
  • Herb
  • Chronic
  • Blunt
  • Sensi
  • Hash
  • Green
  • Bud
  • Dab
  • Wax
  • Shatter
  • Honey
  • 710
  • Errl
  • Burn

What does it Look Like?

Marijuana is a green plant that looks tree like in appearance. The budding flower which contains the majority of THC can vary from bright green to shades of purple, sticky to the touch, and is often dried and ground before use. THC extract, or oils, can range in viscosity being liquid or solid “wax like” substances.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card
  • Oral Fluid Test
  • Field Test 

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Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

LSD

Lysrgic Acid Diethylamide

LSD

What is LSD?

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or better known as LSD, is a potent hallucinogenic that was first synthesized by Albert Halman in 1938 in Switzerland. The drug became popular in the United States during the 1960’s and has been used recreationally, despite it being illegal, since. The onset effects of LSD typically take around 30 minutest to an hour and can last anywhere from 4 – 12 hours depending on the dosage. Users have often described the experience as a “trip” and report mind-altering hallucinations and sensations.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

 

How is it Used?

LSD is manufactured in liquid form and then is most commonly disbursed on to “blotter-paper” where then a user will take a small “tab” of the paper covered in the drug sublingually. It is often placed inside the mouth or underneath the tongue, however, LSD can absorb into the pores of the skin.

What are the Effects?

The onset effects of LSD typically take around 30 minutest to an hour and can last anywhere from 4 – 12 hours depending on the dosage. Users have often described the experience as a “trip” and report mind-altering hallucinations and sensations. Audio and visual senses can be heightened or distorted leaving users to feel detached from reality.

Common Symptoms

  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive sweating and or chills
  • Paranoia
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea 
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid hear rate
  • Inability to perform complex tasks
 

Common Street Names

  • Acid

  • Lucy

  • Rainbow

  • Tab

  • Trips

  • Superman

What does it Look Like?

LSD is a clear liquid that is spread across blotter sheets. Usually is distributed in small square tabs of paper sometimes with a cartoon imprint. 

Legal Status

Schedule I substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card

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Kratom: Mitragyna Speciosa

Ketamine

Ketamine

KET

What is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a short-acting anesthetic with rapid onset effects that is used in both humans and animals. Sold commercially in the United States in powder and liquid forms, Ketamine, is considered to be a “dissociative” anesthetic because of the feeling of being detached from reality that patients under the influence have described. It has been said to alter a persons perceptions of sight and sound and can cause slight hallucinogenic effects. Ketamine has gained popularity in recreational drug users because of it’s euphoric effects and the detachment from one’s pain or environment. Illegally distributed Ketamine often comes from a legitimate source, in particular, veterinarian clinics.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

 

How is it Used?

Ketamine comes in powder or liquid form and is commonly injected intravenously or intramuscularly, taken by mouth, and by nasal insufflation. 

What are the Effects?

The effects of Ketamine are felt rapidly and often last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  Onset effects are typically slower when ingested orally.  Users have reported flashbacks, or a sudden and vivid memory of a Ketamine “trip”, occurring several weeks after they have used. Drugs with similar effects include, LSD, PCP, GHB, and Rohypnol.

Common Symptoms

  • Involuntary Rapid Eye Movement 
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Salivation
  • Tear Secretion
  • Stiffening of the Muscles 
  • Nausea
  • Unconsciousness (Signs of Overdose)
  • Respiratory Depression (Signs of Overdose)
 

Common Street Names

  • Special K
  • Vitamin K
  • K
  • Horse Tranquilizer
  • Cat Tranquilizer
  • Kit Kat
  • Purple

What does it Look Like?

White or off-white powder or liquid form and is often distributed in glass vials, plastic baggies, capsules, or tin-foil folds.

Legal Status

Schedule III non-narcotic substance under the United States Controlled Substances Act.  Ketamine is currently sold commercially in numerous countries, including the U.S., for medical use.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card

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