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The recent challenge of identifying synthetic cannabinoids (“K2” and “Spice”), designer stimulants (“bath salts”), opioids, and other illicit compounds in blood and urine specimens has burdened both clinical and forensic toxicology laboratories as well as the judicial system.
The effects of synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable and severe or even life-threatening; but their use continues to rise.
In 2010, DEA reported that 30–35% of specimens submitted by juvenile probation departments tested positive for synthetic cannabinoids, and according to the 2011 National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA)-sponsored Monitoring the Future survey, 11% of high school seniors reported smoking synthetic marijuana in the past year, making it one of the most commonly abused drugs in this population—second only to marijuana. Furthermore, researchers recently reported that 4.5% of urine specimens collected from 5,956 U.S. athletes tested positive for synthetic cannabinoids, the highest of all drug classes detected (1).
In addition to the synthetic cannabinoids, other stimulants , hallucinogens, and fentanyl-based opioids continue to appear as illicit drug makers constantly change the structure of these “designer” drugs to evade detection in most testing platforms. PinPoint Testing, LLC is the industry expert on synthetic drug detection and is continually updating our assays to provide the broadest and most relevant drug panels to detect and quantify these rapidly moving targets.
The PinPoint Testing, LLC comprehensive test menu has over 400 drugs including opiates, benzodiazepine, stimulants, cannabinoids, synthetic designer drugs. Contact us today to learn how we can work with your laboratory or assist with judicial services needs.
Analysis of human urine and blood specimens for emerging prescribed drugs as well as drugs of abuse;
Customized production of the user-friendly “ToxBox®” products to enable toxicology laboratories to quickly establish on-site testing for synthetic cannabinoids, designer stimulants and other rapidly emerging drugs of abuse, prescribed drugs and controlled substances;
On-site assistance to transition your laboratory to on-line testing for emerging substance abuse drugs and other xenobiotics in human samples relying on our strong analytical, chemical and toxicological expertise;
Expert witness services and testimony.
What are Synthetic Cannabinoids?
Synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) are a class of illicit drugs often laced on an herbal matrix and smoked like marijuana. Packages are deceptively labeled with names like “K2” or “Spice” and phrases like “not for human consumption.”
Want to know more? Read Dr. Moran’s article here – Literature Review: Metabolism of Classical Cannabinoids and the Synthetic Cannabinoid JWH-018.
What are Bath Salts?
Our founder Jeff Moran answers that question and more at this article.
Why PinPoint Testing?
As industry leaders in the drug detection market, our years of experience place us at the forefront of scientific research. With over 400 chemical compounds on the PinPoint Testing menu (and more being added) we have a unique market advantage. Clinical, forensic, reference laboratory and consulting services – PinPoint Testing is here to serve.
Honesty and integrity in serving THE VITAL INTERESTS OF our customers
Quality and reliability in the tools we provide
Rapid design to market implementation for all products and services
PinPoint Test, LLC
Dr. Jeffery H. Moran
AR Children’s Hospital Research Institute
13 Children’s Way, Slot 841
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202