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DOA Methamphetamine Rapid Test (MET)
A rapid, one step test for the qualitative detection of Methamphetamines in human urine.
For healthcare professionals including professionals at point of care sites
For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.
Format: Strip, Cassette, Cup,and Panel
This assay provides only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternate chemical method must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method. Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are used.
The MET One Step Methamphetamine Test Device is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay based on the principle of competitive binding. Drugs which may be present in the urine specimen compete against the drug conjugate for binding sites on the antibody.
During testing, a urine specimen migrates upward by capillary action. Methamphetamines, if present in the urine specimen below 1,000 ng/mL, will not saturate the binding sites of the antibody coated particles in the test device. The antibody- coated particles will then be captured by immobilized Methamphetamine conjugate and a visible colored line will show up in the test line region. The colored line will not form in the test line region if the Methamphetamine level exceeds 1,000 ng/mL because it will saturate all the binding sites of anti-Methamphetamine antibodies.
A drug-positive urine specimen will not generate a colored line in the test line region because of drug competition, while a drug-negative urine specimen or a specimen containing a drug concentration less than the cut-off will generate a line in the test line region.
To serve as a procedural control, a colored line will always appear at the control line region, indicating that proper volume of specimen has been added and membrane wicking has occurred.
Contact Person: Ms. Anna Lee