|Ease of use and less potential for procedural errors
|Results in 4-7 minutes
|Test and results at the same time
|Sealed test cassette
|Easy to use and discard
|Kit includes all necessary components
|Ready to use, no need for additional equipment
|Internal controls included
|Confidence in results due to confirmation of test strip functional integrity
|Room temperature storage
|No need for refrigeration or wait times for reagents to warm up. Tests can be run immediately as needed.
|Time to results
|Duration in body
|varies per analyte
|Kit storage conditions
|Room temperature (15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F)
|24 months from date of manufacture
- Single Cassette with pipette
- Single Dip Cassette
- Single Dip Strip
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Instant-view™ Lateral Flow Test
Lateral flow assays have provided a very useful tool for three decades. Use of the technology is widespread and has proven an inexpensive way to screen, qualitatively and semi-quantitatively, in point-of-care environments. Lateral flow tests are used for medical diagnostics and detect the presence or absence of a target analyte in a sample matrix without the need for additional specialized and expensive medical equipment. The tests are utilized either for at-home-testing, point-of-care testing, or in clinical laboratories, depending on the tests regulatory clearances.
Throughout over 20-year history, ALFA has fine-tuned our manufacturing capabilities to a level that ensures the highest quality of lateral flow test output. All products are produced in the USA. ALFA's Instant-view™ lateral flow tests stand for quality our customers have come to rely on and trust.
What are barbiturates?
Barbiturates are a class of medications that are made from a substance known as barbituric acid. Barbituric acid does not produce any effects itself, but the compounds made from it inhibit nerve cells in the brain by encouraging activity of the neurotransmitter GABA. It is commonly prescribed as a sedative, anesthetic or anxiolytic.
How long are barbiturates detected in the body?
There are two types of barbiturates — short-acting and long-acting. Short-acting barbiturates are only found in the urine for a couple of days. Long-acting barbiturates may be detected for up to a few weeks.
What are barbiturates used for?
Barbiturates are have been used to induce sleep, treat seizures and as an anesthetic. However, researchers and physicians have discovered that these drugs can produce both physical and psychological dependence. In addition, there is not a big difference between a therapeutic and toxic dose. These drugs are not frequently used anymore for that reason.
What are the forms of barbiturates?
Barbiturates come as pills, capsules and tablets. They can also be prepared as an injectable liquid.
How are barbiturates consumed?
Barbiturates are typically swallowed when in pill form, or injected as a liquid.
What are the effects of barbiturates?
Barbiturates produce a feeling of relaxation and sedation. They can make users feel tired, euphoric and sleepy, and can also reduce a person’s inhibitions. In higher doses, barbiturates can impair memory, judgment and coordination. They can also make users feel irritated and paranoid.
What are street names for barbiturates?
Other names for barbiturates include:
- Block busters
- Christmas trees
- Goof balls
- Red devils
- Reds and blues
- Yellow jackets