Amtox on-site synthetic urine drug testing controls.
Toxicology controls prepared from synthetic urine matrix are designed to monitor
the performance of onsite drug of abuse lateral flow tests devices using a urine
sample. Amtox controls are compatible with all the qualitative and quantitative
drug detection procedures and devices that are based on their sensitivity to
detect drug and drug metabolites in human urine using the immunoassay lateral
flow method. This method is used in virtually all onsite drug of abuse test
devices. They should be treated as any "unknown" urine specimen when following
the specific protocol of the test being used.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION OF THE TEST
The Amtox positive control is synthetic urine spiked with 3x the cutoff level for drug and drug metabolites established by SAMSHA and other regulating authorities for drug of abuse testing. The positive control will mimic human urine containing 15 drug and drug metabolites according to the chart below. The negative control will mimic drug free human urine. Controls are used as "unknown samples" to confirm the proper operation and test results in lateral flow drug of abuse urine test devices. They should be used in the same manner as actual urine samples according to the test instructions.
SENSITIVITY OF AMTOX DRUG TESTING CONTROLS
The Amtox Positive and negative controls are spiked with drug and drug metabolite concentrations according to the following cutoff target values. Important Note: The positive control is "universal" and contains all the drug and drug metabolites listed in one control solution. Individual positive controls are not available for each separate drug or drug metabolite.
Controls are stable for one year or until the expiration date stamped on each vial, whichever comes first, when refrigerated at 2-8° Centigrade and up to 90 days when stored at room temperature from date of opening. Controls should be stored out of, and protected from direct sunlight. AMTOX controls are stable as described however under certain conditions due to repeated handlings and use of the controls there may be a gradual decline in THC optimal detection levels. Since the positive control is calibrated at 3X the standard cutoff level for THC testing at 50 ng/ml, this gradual decline should not significantly effect the accuracy of the positive control.
TYPICAL INTERPRETATION OF TEST RESULTS USING POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE URINE CONTROLS:
TEST AVAILABILITY AND ORDERING
Amtox Onsite synthetic urine drug of abuse test controls are available in the following sales units. Each sale unit consists of 1 5ml vial each universal positive and negative control. Controls should be refrigerated to ensure longest stability upon receipt. Positive and Negative universal drug test control set, 5 ml for quality testing of onsite urine drug test devices. Cutoff values for drugs is as follows: AMP 3,000, mAMP 3,000, COC 900, MOR 6,000, PCP 75, THC 150, BZO 900, BAR 900, MTD 900, MDMA 1,500, PPX 900, OXY 300, TCA 3,000, Buprenorphine 30, and Cotinine 600.