What is Cocaine?
Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant drug. Historically in South America, the leaves of the Coca plant were chewed and consumed for it’s stimulant effects.
The effects of Cocaine as a recreational drug may differ depending on dosage. Moreover, street drugs typically are mixed with other miscellaneous substances causing unknown effects and potentially disastrous results.z
Why Test for Cocaine?
Many individuals seek out Cocaine Drug Tests/Coke Drug tests for many reasons.
Though there are medical applications for cocaine use, most of the reported incidents of cocaine abuse and overdose are from non-medical use.
Cocaine is highly addictive and long term use may result in side effects such as panic attacks, paranoia, hallucinations, and even psychosis.
Cocaine Test Strips
Cocaine Test Strips Procedure:
- Remove the the Cocaine test strip from its sealed pouch, or remove from the canister, and use it as soon as possible. For the best results, the test should be performed within an hour. The canister should be closed tightly after removing any strips.
- Hold the Cocaine test strip by the end, where the product name is printed. To avoid contamination, do not touch the strip membrane.
- Holding the strip vertically, dip the test strip in the urine specimen for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not immerse past the maximum line (MAX) on the test strip.
- After the test has finished running, remove the strip from the specimen and place it on a non-absorbent flat surface. Start the timer and wait for the colored band(s) to appear. The result should be read 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.
- Internal procedural controls are included in the test. A colored band appearing in the control region(C) is considered an internal positive procedural control, confirming sufficient specimen volume and correct procedural technique.
- External controls are not supplied with this kit. It is recommended that positive and negative controls be tested as a good laboratory practice to confirm the Cocaine test procedure to verify proper test performance.