|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.|
|Time to results||4-7 minutes|
|Duration in body||24-48 hours|
|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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What is EDDP?
EDDP is a metabolite of methadone, which means that it is formed when the drug is broken down in the body. It is made in the liver. When methadone is broken down, some of it is turned into EDDP, and the rest is excreted in the urine. The part that is excreted depends on the pH, the dose, and the person’s metabolism. Excretion of EDDP into the urine is not dependent on those factors, so the presence of EDDP can be useful.
What is methadone?
Methadone is a synthetic narcotic that is usually used to help opioid abusers end their addiction and stop using. It was originally made during a morphine shortage in the 1940s.
How long is EDDP detected in the body?
EDDP is detected in the urine around 4-6 hours after use and is no longer detected after 2 to 3 days after use.
How do you interpret Methadone and EDDP results?
|Methadone Result||EDDP Result||Interpretation|
|Positive||Negative||May indicate that the person has put the methadone directly into the sample cup. This is a way to adulterate the sample.
May also indicate that methadone was consumed several days ago, after EDDP would be detected.
|egative||Positive||EDDP is proof of Methadone ingestion|
|Positive||Positive||May indicate consumption of methadone.|