Barbiturates Test Strips and Kits (BAR)

Barbiturates Test Strips and Kits

Barbiturates are a Schedule IV controlled substance available by prescription only and available on the illicit market. After oral administration, the onset of action takes 15 to 40 minutes, with lasting effects up to six hours.

There is a risk of physical and psychological dependence with prolonged use. Withdrawal symptoms may include anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, seizures, psychosis, etc.

Period of detection: 1-2 days.

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Barbiturates are depressants that act on the central nervous system and can produce a wide range of effects, from mild sedation to total anesthesia. Barbiturates also have analgesic effects. They have addiction potential, both physical and psychological. Barbiturates have now largely been replaced by benzodiazepines in routine medical treatment for anxiety and insomnia.

The drug testing kits below yield a positive result when Barbiturate metabolites in urine exceed 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).

Below are products that test for Barbiturates with urine test strips, and oral saliva kits.