Rapid CDIATM Phencyclidine Test kits are intended to screen for the presence of phencyclidine in human urine/saliva.
Phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP or “angel dust” is used primarily as recreational drug due to its hallucinogenic effects. It is generally self-administered by intravenous injection or by inhalation and concentrates fastest in fatty tissues and the brain. The effects of PCP are very much dose related. Small amounts of Phencyclidines (PCP) are central nervous system stimulants that produce alertness, wakefulness, increased energy, increased heat rate, and decreased sense of pain and touch, and an overall feeling of well being. Large doses of Phencyclidine (PCP) can result in death due to convulsions, heart and lung failure and coma. Large repeated doses of Phencyclidine (PCP) could develop tolerances and physiological dependency and lead to its abuse. PCP can be found in urine within 4 to 6 hours after use and will remain in urine for 7 to 14 days. Phencyclidine is excreted in the urine as an unchanged drug (4% to 19%) and conjugated metabolites (25% to 30%).