PinPoint Testing, LLC Consulting

Consulting services for analytical toxicology laboratories

Drug Detection

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 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 knowledge to provide the broadest and most relevant consulting to help detect and quantify these rapidly moving targets.

PinPoint Testing, LLC has helped laboratories plan and develop methods on thousands of drugs including opiates, opioids (including fentanyl analogs) benzodiazepine, stimulants, cannabinoids, synthetic designer drugs. Contact us today to learn how we can work with your laboratory or assist with judicial service’s needs.

Our Process

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?
Bath salts are synthetic drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Synthetic cathinone products marketed as “bath salts” should not be confused with products such as Epsom salts that people use during bathing.

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 thousands of chemical compounds tested in our ISO17025 & CLIA labs (and more being added) we are in a unique position to show toxicology labs how to become more efficient and successful.

Honesty and integrity in serving THE VITAL INTERESTS OF our customers

Your business is our business. We are here to serve for the duration.

Quality and reliability in the tools we provide

Industry leading for a reason. Manufactured to the highest standards.

Rapid design to market implementation for all products and services

Cutting edge. Leading the research field. Dedicated to emerging drug trends.

PinPoint Test, LLC

Dr. Jeffery H. Moran
AR Children’s Hospital Research Institute
13 Children’s Way, Slot 841
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

PinPoint Testing, LLC