|One-step test||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.|
|Detects||11-nor-Δ-9 THC-9-carboxylic acid (THC)|
|Time to results||4-7 minutes|
|Duration in body||2-5 days for casual users; 14-30 days for chronic users|
|Kit storage conditions||Room temperature (15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F)|
|External controls||Available separately|
|Shelf life||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 is marijuana?
Marijuana is a psycho-active drug that is made from the cannabis plant. The substance that is responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
What is the definition of marijuana (THC)?
Marijuana is a hallucinogenic, sedative drug considered the primary active compound of the 400+ chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant. While some legal use of THC takes place, such as the prescription Marinol used to treat wasting in cancer/HIV patients, most THC positive results are due to illicit use.
How long is Marijuana detected in the body?
It is difficult to metabolize THC, so Marijuana can remain detectable in the urine for up to several weeks. This compound is stored in the fatty tissues, so chronic users will take longer to remove THC from the body than the occasional user.
What are possible cross reactants for ALFA's THC tests?
Sustiva (efavirenz), an HIV treatment drug, is known to produce metabolites that cross react on many THC assays in the market.
What are the active ingredients in THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC, Δ-9-THC, Δ-1-THC), are the most active of the principle constituents, as well as the major metabolites, of cannabinoids such as marijuana and hashish.
What is Marijuana used for?
Marijuana can be used to relieve pain or anxiety. Cancer patients often use marijuana for its use as an appetite stimulant and anti-nausea compound. It can also help with weight loss from chronic illness, alleviate seizures or help with the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.
What are the forms of Marijuana?
Marijuana is usually available as a mixture of dried leaves, stems and flowers. It is also available as an oil or resin, or as hashish. Legalization of marijuana in some states has increased its availability in food products as well.
How is Marijuana consumed?
The marijuana plants and oils are usually smoked, but can be cooked into foods and eaten.
What are the effects of Marijuana?
Marijuana causes relaxation, disinhibition and happiness. In some people it can cause paranoia or disorganized thinking, or even panic attacks. Increased appetite and drowsiness are also common with marijuana use. Physically, marijuana causes blood shot eyes, dry mouth and coughing (from smoking).
What are the street names for marijuana?
Street names of marijuana include:
- Mary Jane