Pointe Fentanyl Open Channel Reagent: A FDA approved, qualitative solution for testing Fentanyl and Norfentanyl
50 to 100 Times
than morphine *
What are the Effects of Fentanyl:
- Extreme Happiness
- Problems Breathing
- Unconsciouness *
Pointe Brand Fentanyl is the Superior Choice
Pointe Fentanyl Open Channel Reagent is FDA cleared and designed for prescription use on a number of automated clinical chemistry analyzers. The Pointe Fentanyl reagent is intended for the qualitative determination of norfentanyl in human urine at the cutoff value of 5 ng/mL. This is important because up to 85% of fentanyl is excreted over 3-4 days and only 26-55% of norfentanyl is excreted in that same time frame.
A Drug by Many Names...
Fentanyl is known as:
|Prescription Names:||Street Names:|
A Drug Sold in Many Forms...
Illegal Fentanyl is sold as:
|Dropped onto blotter paper||Pills|
|Eye droppers *|
Why Norfentanyl Testing Matters
- Fentanyl is rapidly metabolized to its major inactive metabolite,
- Drugs that are rapidly metabolized (have a short half-life), such as fentanyl, are mainly detected indirectly by their metabolites. ***
• Fentanyl’s half life is anywhere from 3-12 hours *****
• Norfentanyl’s half life is 9-10 hours *****
- Only immunoassays specifically directed toward the molecule will detect synthetic opioids, such as methadone or fentanyl ***
- The most common reasons for opioid false-negative results are using incorrect testing for a specific opioid or there is insufficient concentration of opioid in the urine **
On the Rise ****
** Clinical Interpretation of Urine Drug Tests, Moeller, Karen E. et al., Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Volume 92, Issue 5, 774 – 796
**** Data collected from Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU Health) has collected a data set specifically from pain management compliance patients over the last three years (November 1, 2015 – October 31, 2018).