The Synthetic Marijuana (K2) Rapid Test Strip (Urine) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the detection of Synthetic Marijuana metabolite in human urine. The synthetic marijuana detected by the test includes, but are not limited to, the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073.
Synthetic Marijuana or K2 a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when consumed, mimics the effects of Marijuana. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice, both of which have largely become genericized trademarks used to refer to any synthetic Marijuana product. The studies suggest that synthetic marijuana intoxication is associated with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term) psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness. Elevated levels of urinary metabolites are found within hours of exposure and remain detectable for 72 hours after smoking (depending on usage/dosage). As of March 1, 2011, five cannabinoids, JWH -018, JWH- 073, CP- 47, JWH- 200 and cannabicyclo hexanol are now illegal in the US because these substances have the potential to be extremely harmful and, therefore, pose an imminent hazard to the public safety. The Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test Strip (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 synthetic marijuana metabolite in human urine. The Synthetic Marijuana Rapid Test Strip (Urine) yields a positive result when the synthetic marijuana metabolite in urine exceeds 50 ng/mL.