Rapid CDIATM Opiates Test kits are intended to screen for the presence of opiates in human urine/saliva.
Opiates refer to any drug that is derived from the opium poppy, including the natural products, morphine and codeine, and the semi-synthetic drugs such as heroin. Opiates exert their effects on the central nervous system and organs containing smooth muscle. Opiates manifest their presence by analgesia, drowsiness, euphoria, lowering of body temperature, respiratory depression, blockade of adrenocortical response. The major pathways of elimination are kidneys (urine) and the liver where it is conjugated to glucuronic acid. Opiates and their metabolites can be detected in urine as result of heroin, morphine, codeine or poppy seed intake.