What is 6-Monoacetylmorphine 6-MAM?
6 MAM or 6-acetylmorphine is one of three metabolites of heroin. By itself, heroin is difficult to detect. This is mainly due to heroin having such a short half-life. In fact, the half-life is only around 30 minutes. Once heroin is metabolized into 6 MAM, traces of it would be more likely to be detected.
6 MAM has a half-life of 6-25 minutes. It can stay in the body for up to 2 to 24 hours. The presence of 6 MAM in the body is a definite sign that the person has used heroin.
Why Use a 6 MAM Drug Test?
Heroin is a highly addictive drug with no known medical use. It is a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance and is illegal in the US. It produces euphoria, a feeling of relaxation and drowsiness, causing many to crave it.
Since heroin by itself is hard to detect in the body, medical professionals instead look for its longer-staying metabolite, the 6-MAM or 6-monoacetylmorphine. The 6-MAM test, thus, is useful for detecting heroin abuse
6 MAM Drug Test Strip
- 6 Mam Drug Test Strip (6-aoetylmorphine is a 99% Accurate Preliminary Test for Determining the 6mam Levels (Heroin Use) in Urine
- Cutoff Levels for 6MAM Cut-off of 10 Ng/Ml.
- Test Results Are Displayed in Just a Few Minutes
- All Our 6 Mam Urine Test Strips Are Easy to Use,
- Highly Accurate and Sensitive Test Strip
- Forensic Use Only
- Special Bulk Pricing Is Available
How to Use a Drug Test Strip?
- Remove the drug test from its sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible. For best results, perform the assay within an hour.
- Next, hold the strip by the end, where you can see the product name. To avoid contamination, do not touch the strip membrane.
- Then, holding the strip vertically, dip the test strip in the urine specimen for at least 10-15 seconds. Do not immerse above the maximum line (MAX) on the test strip. That’s about 1/5th of the way up the strip.
- After the drug test has finished, 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. Read the result at 5 minutes. Do not interpret it after 10 minutes.