The CDIATM Oxycodone Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of oxycodone and its metabolites in human urine.
Oxycodone antigen is coated on the test region of the nitrocellulose membrane of the strips, and oxycodone antibody is labeled with colloid gold. During a test, the colloid gold labeled antibody coated in the strip move forward along the membrane, and a red line will show up when the antibody gathers with the antigen in the test line; if oxycodone in the sample is over the detection limit, line T is blank; on the other wise, if oxycodone in the sample is less than the detection limit, line T is red.
Oxycodone is an analgesic, which works by depressing the central nervous system. Oxycodone is abused for its opiate-like effects. In addition to its equal potency to morphine in analgesic effects, it is also equipotent to morphine in relieving abstinence symptoms from chronic opiate (heroin, morphine) use. For this reason, it is often used to alleviate or prevent the onset of opiate withdrawal by street users of heroin and methadone. The drug is most often administered orally. Like other opiates, Oxycodone can also depress the respiratory system resulting in suffocation and death when overdosed. Oxycodone is very addictive, both physically and psychologically. Some physical indications of Oxycodone abuse include extreme loss of appetite and weight, cramps, nausea, vomiting, excessive scratching and complaint of itching, excessive sweating, constipation, pin-point pupils and watery eyes, reduced vision, drowsiness, euphoria, trance-like states, excessive thirst, tremors, twitching, irritability, hallucinations and lethargy. The CDIATM Oxycodone Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) is a rapid urine-screening test that can be performed without the use of an instrument. The test utilizes a monoclonal antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of oxycodone in urine. The CDIATM Oxycodone Colloidal Gold Test Cassette (Urine) yields a positive result when the oxycodone in urine exceeds 100 ng/mL.