The MEP Rapid Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Mephedrone in human urine at a cut-off concentration of 500ng/mL
Mephedrone, also known as 4-methyl methcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methyl ephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant drug of theamphetamine and cathinone classes. Slang names include bath salts, drone, M-CAT, White Magic and meow meow. It is chemically similar to the cathinone compounds found in the khat plant of eastern Africa. Mephedrone has been used as a recreational drug in Europe and elsewhere in the world since 2007. It comes in the form of tablets or a powder, which users can swallow, snort or inject, producing similar effects to MDMA, amphetamines and cocaine. In addition to its stimulant effects, mephedrone produces side effects, of which teeth grinding are the most common. A number of metabolites are possible, however the n-demethyl metabolite of Mephedrone will be 4-Methylcathinone.