Rapid CDIATM Barbiturates Test kits are intended to screen for the presence of barbiturates in human urine/saliva.
Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants. They are usually administered orally but are sometimes injected intramuscularly and intravenously. Barbiturates range from short-acting (approximately 15 minutes, such as secobarbital) to long-acting (24 hours or longer, such as Phenobarbital). Short-acting barbiturates are extensively metabolized in the body, while the long-acting ones are secreted primarily unchanged. Barbiturates produce alertness, wakefulness, increased energy, reduced hunger, and an overall feeling of well being. Large doses of Barbiturate could develop tolerance and physiological dependency and lead to its abuse.