This Cocaine (COC) Dipstick Drug Test is a simple, one-step immunochromatographic assay for the rapid, qualitative detection of cocaine, primarily the metabolite benzoylecgonine in the urine. The test´s cut-off level is 300 ng/ml, the same as recommended by SAMHSA .
Cocaine can be smoked, injected, snorted or taken orally. Shortly after use, the cocaine is excreted into the urine, primarily in the form of the metabolite benzoylecgonine. Benzoylecgonine has a longer biological half-life (5-8 hours) than cocaine (0.5-1.5 hours), and generally stays detectable for 24 to 80 hours after cocaine use.
The Cocaine Dipstick Drug Test is based on the principle of the highly specific immunochemical reactions between antigens and antibodies, which are used for the analysis of specific substances in biological fluids.
Remove the test strip from the foil pouch.
Holding the strip vertically, carefully dip it into the specimen. Take care not to immerse the strip further than the maximum line.
Wait 3-5 minutes before interpreting the test results.
Interpreting the test result:
As the test kit begins to work, a colored band will appear in the left portion of the result window to indicate that the test is working properly. This band is the Control Band.
The right section of the result window indicates the test´s result. Another colored band will appear in this section. This band is the Test Band.
There are three possible outcomes:
Negative: Two Colored Bands
The appearance of two colored bands within the result window indicates a negative test result. Cocaine has not been detected above the cut-off level. The color of the Test Band may be lighter or darker than that of the Control Band.
Positive: One Colored Band
The appearance of only one colored band within the result window indicates a positive result. This means the specimen contains cocaine at concentrations above the cut-off level (300 ng/ml).
Invalid: No Control Band
A distinct colored band should always appear in the left section of the result window. The test is invalid if this is not present.
Note: A very faint band in the right section of the result window, which should become visible after five minutes, indicates that the amount of cocaine in the specimen is close to the test´s cut-off level. The specimen should be retested, preferably with a more accurate alternative method such as gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, before any positive determination can be made.