Cocaine Metabolite (Benzoylecgonine)

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that has a rapid onset but short-lived effects. Cocaine can raise body temperature, increase heart rate and decrease the feeling of hunger. In serious cases of overdose, this drug can cause convulsions and cardiac arrest. Cocaine is metabolised to a variety of compounds, the major metabolites being Benzoylecgonine (BZG), Ecgonine, and Ecgonine Methyl Ester. BZG is produced upon loss of the methyl group and is the major urinary metabolite. The half-life for cocaine is short, approx 0.8 ± 0.2 hours, while the half-life of BZG is 6 hours.

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

Cross Reactivity

Analyte Compound
Cross Reactivity %
CR%
Cocaine Metabolite (BZG)
LOD: 2.96 ng/mL
Benzoylecgonine 100
m-Hydroxybenzoylecgoinine
124
Cocaine
117.2

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

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