Amphetamine

Amphetamines are synthetic drugs that can cause powerful stimulation of the central nervous system, resulting in euphoric effects similar to that of cocaine. Effects of amphetamines may include increased alertness, self-confidence and the ability to concentrate and also can suppress appetite and lead to insomnia. Following oral use, the effects start within 30 mins and last for many hours. Abuse of amphetamines is a significant problem, abusers can develop a tolerance for the drug, resulting in a psychological dependence and leading to drug abuse. Chronic abuse of amphetamine can lead to weight loss, hallucinations and paranoid psychosis, while acute overdose can cause agitation, hyperthermia, convulsions, coma and respiratory and/or cardiac failure.

Whole Blood
Post Mortem Blood
Urine
Oral Fluid
Hair
Meconium
Vitreous Humor
Tissue

Cross Reactivity

Analyte Compound
Cross Reactivity %
CR%
Amphetamine
LOD: 11.7 ng/mL
d-Amphetamine 100
S(+)-Amphetamine
123
BDB
71.4
Benzo Fury 5-APB HCI 50.7
5-APDB HCI
47
6-APB HCI
28.4
Cathinone/Bath Salts Methylone HCI <1
R(+)Methcathinone HCI
<1
S(-)Fluoromethcathinone HCI
<1
Designer Amphetamine Analogues DOB 5.1
DOM
1.2
DOET
<1

All data in the above table refers to our whole blood matrix.

Microplate Readers Available

Product ds2 7

DS2

  • Fully automated compact reader
  • Processes 100 samples per run
  • Ideal for routine drug detection


Product elx800 cutout tox logo

ELx800

  • Semi-automated robust microplate reader
  • Reads 96 wells in 30 seconds
  • Ideal for routine drug detection

UK: +44 (0)28 9442 2413
USA: +1 304 728 2890