The controls are designed to monitor and validate the performance of drugs of abuse detection methods at levels established by SAMHSA, CAP/AACC and many state programs. The controls are compatible with all quantitative and qualitative drug detection procedures which are sufficiently sensitive to detect the control constituents. They should be treated as any Unknown specimen while following the specific protocol of the assay being used. This product is intended to be used by health care professionals as an integral part of good laboratory practices.
|Each bottle contains stabilized human based urine. Positive controls have been spiked with authentic reference drug standards and or appropriate metabolites. Negative controls are certified negative by a combination of immunoassay, GC/MS and or LC/MS for the constituents listed on our target streets.|
|Required Amounts For All In One Cups:Two(2) 5ml jars per test|
|Required Amounts For Dip Tests: One(1) 5ml jar|
Storage & Stability:
Allow controls to come to room temperature followed by gentle swirling or inversion before use. DO NOT SHAKE. Pipette an appropriate aliquot of Detectabuse control urine as required by the drugs of abuse test device or screening method.
The positive control must test positive on the drugs of abuse test device or screening method. The
Detectabuse Controls, THC Stability:
Detectabuse controls are stable for the length of time under the storage conditions stated in the package insert. In spite of this fact, under certain conditions, there may be observed a gradual decline in THC levels, over time, from continuous use of a single bottle of control material. This drop in THC values may occur from any THC sample (i.e. calibrators, controls, and samples). The apparent loss of THC most often occurs from handling and not from product instability.
It is well known that THC-COOH binds to surfaces, especially certain plastics. In order to minimize this adsorption loss we recommend the following when handling any sample (including Detectabuse controls) which may contain THC:
For In Vitro Diagnostic Use Only. Please read the entire package insert before using the controls.
Limitations of Procedure:
This control is meant to be used to validate the performance of immunoassay drug screening methods. Consult test manufacturers instructions when using this product; changes in reagents, sample requirement, or methodology may effect test results. Although target values are provided with the Detectabuse liquid controls, each laboratory should run these controls as unknowns in order to establish in-house assay values for them. This product is not meant to be used as a standard or calibrator.
Detectabuse Controls, Oxazepam Stability:
Oxazepam has known stability problems in urine stored refrigerated, and to a lesser degree, frozen. Our experience indicates that Oxazepam will not deteriorate more than 10% of target level for at least one year when stored frozen at -20C. Further deteriorations may occur beyond this period although Oxazepam ordinarily tests positive throughout the controls shelf life.