Oxycodone Drug Test Strips
- The Oxycodone Drug Test Strips are a Great Tool for Detecting Oxycodone in a Drug Screening
- This Test Detects the Presence of the Specific Drug Oxycodone in Urine
- The Administrator Can Perform this Urine Test Easily with Little Assistance.
- The Oxycodone Strips Provide Fast Test Results within Five Minutes
- The Cutoff Level for these Oxycodone Strips is 100 ng/ml.
- This Oxycodone Test Strip Includes Internal Procedural Controls.
If there’s a sufficient amount of specimen and the procedure is followed properly, a positive result will show as a colored band in the control region.
- However, there are no external controls in this kit. That’s why we highly recommend further testing to verify positive results.
- Forensic use only.
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a prescription opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is sold under the brand names: Roxicodone and OxyContin.
Oxycodone comes from an alkaloid of opium known as thebaine. However, its effect is twice that of morphine and has been known to lead to addiction stronger than some other opiates such as codeine.
Consequently, misuse and abuse of oxycodone can lead to overdose and death. Because of its potency and its high risk for abuse, many who are administering urine drug screens will include Oxycodone as part of the substances detected on their urine drug testing.
Why Test for Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a prescription drug that doctors use to help treat pain, both acute and moderate. However, without supervision, it can affect the health, safety, and productivity of workers. Additionally, it increases workers’ compensation costs.
Oxycodone is a powerful opiate. Addiction to oxycodone will mirror the addiction to other opioids like heroin. A person taking oxycodone as pain medication will soon develop tolerance to it. This is why prescribed medical use requires supervision.
Drug safety is a top priority in every home. Oxycodone is one of the top three drugs most commonly involved in drug abuse and drug overdose related deaths in the United States.
This is why testing for Oxycodone is necessary. It ensures that nobody in your family succumbs to its harmful effects.
Is There a Difference Between Oxycodone and Hydrocodone in a Drug Test?
Both Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are opioids. However, drug tests will detect them differently.
An opiates immunoassay drug test may detect semisynthetic opioids. Oxycodone metabolizes oxymorphone. On the other hand, Hydrocodone breaks down in small amounts to hydromorphone.
For a specific test that Detects Hydrocodone, 12 Panel Now provides a Single Panel Hydrocodone Urine Drug Test.
How to Use a OXY Drug Test Strip?
Evaluating Your Test Results:
- 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.