Tests for Buprenorphine
Buprenorphine is a Schedule III controlled substance, it is a semi synthetic opioid derived from thebaine, a component of opium. It has a longer duration of action than morphine when used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It can also be used for treating opioid dependence. Buprenorphine carries a lower risk of abuse and addiction compared to a full opioid. However, it has also been shown that buprenorphine does have abuse potential and may itself cause dependency.
The drug testing kits below yield a positive result when the metabolite Buprenorphine in urine exceed 10 ng/mL. This is the suggested screening cut-off for positive specimens set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, USA).