A rapid, one step test for the qualitative detection of Morphine, Opiates, and Heroin in human urine.
For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
The MOP One Step Morphine Test Strip (Urine) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Morphine in human urine at the cut-off concentration of 300 ng/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.
Opioid analgesics comprise a large group of substances, which control pain by depressing the central nervous system. Large doses of Morphine can produce higher tolerance levels and physiological dependency in users, and may lead to substance abuse. Morphine is excreted unmetabolized, and is also the major metabolic product of codeine and heroin. Morphine is detectable in the urine for several days after an opiate dose.1
The MOP One Step Morphine Test Strip (Urine) is a rapid urine screening test that can be performed without the use of an instrument. The test utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of Morphine in urine. The MOP One Step Morphine Test Strip (Urine) yields a positive result when Morphine in urine reaches 300 ng/mL. This is the suggested screening cut-off for positive specimens set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, USA).
The MOP One Step Morphine Test Strip (Urine) is an immunoassay based on the principle of competitive binding. Drugs, which may be present in the urine specimen, compete against the drug conjugate for binding sites on the antibody.
During testing, a urine specimen migrates upward by capillary action. Morphine, if present in the urine specimen below 300 ng/mL, will not saturate the binding sites of the antibody coated particles in the test strip. The antibody coated particles will then be captured by immobilized Morphine conjugate and a visible colored line will show up in the test line region. The colored line will not form in the test line region if the Morphine level is at or above 300 ng/mL because it will saturate all the binding sites of anti-Morphine antibodies.
A drug-positive urine specimen will not generate a colored line in the test line region because of drug competition, while a drug-negative urine specimen or a specimen containing a drug concentration less than the cut-off will generate a line in the test line region. To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear at the control line region indicating that the proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.