The attraction of Oxycontin® as a preferred drug of abuse over other products such as Percodan® and Percocet® is there are no associated toxic side effects. Abusers will either chew the tablets prior to swallowing, crush the tablets and snort the powder or crush them and dissolve in water and inject it. This allows for rapid absorption into the bloodstream producing a powerful euphoric high.
Oxycontin® is the trade name of one of many Schedule II prescription drugs that contain the opioid oxycodone as the active ingredient. Opioids refer to a class of synthetic drugs and are reported to have a similar potency to that of morphine. Other prescription drugs that contain oxycodone include Percodan® and Percocet®.
Testing for Prescription Opioids.
Typically oxycodone does not react to a regular drug screen which includes opiates as it generally targets morphine and codeine; therefore, an immunoassay that targets oxycodone is required and one which screens at a cut-off level of 300 ng/mL.
Test for Oxycodone and methods of analysis.
It is easy to check a loved one for oxycontin, and not difficult to interpret. It can be done in the privacy of your own home. Urine drug analysis will quickly alert you to abuse by reading the results similar to a pregnancy test. It’s not expensive and simple to administer. Urine analysis is for a person and surface analysis is to identify a suspect or unknown powder.
Powder or Pill test for Oxycodone.
Surface drug testing kits are for detecting Drug Residue or unknown powder. The analysis takes just a few minutes to complete and will quickly identify your suspicions. Using a D4D and C&H pentest is a tried and trusted method and used by many authorities for identifying unknown narcotic substances.
Urine test for Oxycodone.
Testing a loved one starts with a urine sample which should be fresh. Check the temperature as this is critical in determining the sample is genuine or substituted. We advise the temperature be between 93 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good guide and one we stick to. Urine Analysis link.
How to conduct a test for Oxycodone.
Instructions for Opioid testing
- Remove the device from the foil pouch, pull off the cap exposing the single soft felt strip.
- Dip only the tip into a fresh urine sample for twenty seconds.
- Remove and replace the cap. Place on a flat clean surface and observe the result develop.
Interpret the result for Opioid testing :
- Negative: Two pinkish/red lines appear.
- Positive: Only one line; the (C) or control line appears.
The diagram above illustrates how to interpret the result. It shows different scenarios of how the result may appear. The example you see shows a five drug analysis but the interpretation applies to any rapid urine analysis.
Slang names include “OC”, “OXY”, “Oxy-Coffins”, Hillbilly Heroin, Poor-Mans Heroin, and Killers.
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