Drug detection in saliva, urine and hair

Saliva*
*ISO 17025 Accreditation

Price: 105 € + IVA (all drugs tested at once) 
TAT: 5 working days (monday to friday)


Saliva is suitable for determining drug use in the last 24-48 hours. A sample of saliva is obtained using a swab and placed immediately in the collection tube provided by the laboratory together with its container, to ensure safe transport and storage. This test measures  the presence of cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cannabis.

Urine

Prices: 12 to 137 € + IVA depending on drug type and determination
TAT: 2 to 7 working days (monday to friday) depending on drug type and determination

 

Drugs can be detected in urine for several days after use. A urine sample is collected in the 50 ml. urine flask provided by the laboratory. The groups of drugs or substances that can be detected are: cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, cannabis, LSD, phencyclidine, methaqualone, ketamine, liquid ectasy (GHB) and methadone.


Hair

Prices: from 240 to 400 € + IVA depending on drug type and determination
TAT: 21 working days 
(monday to friday)

This biological sample allows to know if there has been drug use (cocaine, cannabis and MDMA (ectasy)) in a longer period of time than other types of samples. To this can be analyzed different sections of hair (1cm / month estimated growth). The sample should be cut, from the back of the head, a strand as close as possible to the base of the scalp. You must indicate on the lock which part belongs to the base of the hair and the centimeters (the first from the base analyze consumption last month) and the drug to be detected.


If you need to certified the origin of the sample, the laboratory should monitor the sampling and chain of custody throughout the process.

Approximate days of detection (*) drug in different types of biological samples:


SUSTANCE SALIVA URINE HAIR
Cocaine 1 3 (22) Diferents months
Opioid 1 3 (11)
Anphetamines 1-2 (9)
Metanphetamines 1 4 (6)
MDMA (Ectasy) 1 2 Diferents months
Cannabis 1 a 2 3 (95) Diferents months
LSD 2 (4)
Phencyclidine 8
Methaqualone 4
Ketamine 5
Liquid Ectasy (GHB) 0,5
Methadone (7)

 ---  Analysis no available for this type of sustance

(*) Approximate typical values. Values specified between parenthesis belong to maximun detection times. The real time depends, among others, of dose, use frequency and individual metabolism.

Bibliographic references: Vesrstraete, A.G, Der Drug Monit, vol 26, 2, 2004; Access: 14/02/2013 http://health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/drugtreat-pubs-meth-toc~drugtreat-pubs-meth-app~drugtreat-pubs-meth-app4 Parkin M.C, J. Chrom. B, vol 876, 2008