NMS Labs launches method for K2 drug metabolites detection in urine

Published on September 16, 2010 at 6:21 AM · No Comments

Of growing concern to public health officials and law enforcement is that routine drug testing cannot detect the use of the popular and highly intoxicating new drugs K2 and Spice. NMS Labs now has a full menu of tests that can detect the use of the designer chemicals present in these products, sold as "incense" or "legal highs." A few weeks ago, NMS Labs launched a blood test to detect a range of these laboratory-designed synthetic drugs. Now NMS Labs has expanded the test's reach with the introduction of a urine test for synthetic cannabinoid metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073. Test results are confirmed with highly advanced laboratory technology (LC tandem mass spectrometry), ensuring the results are reliable.

NMS Labs Director of Forensic and Toxicological Services, Dr. Barry Logan explained, "We [NMS Labs] believe it was very important to develop a method for detecting common K2 drug metabolites in urine, as it extends the time frame in which the drug's use can be detected. We [NMS Labs] also understand that clients in drug rehabilitation clinics, schools, and drug courts have an easier time obtaining a urine sample than a blood sample from a suspected drug user who knows that traditional tests will miss this drug and are now choosing it over marijuana."

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