What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate drug which is a powerful painkiller and tranquilizer. It is one of the strongest opiate drugs on the market – it is 50 times stronger than heroin and is so potent that an amount the size of three grains of sugar is lethal to an adult. Due to this potency the majority of heroin is now laced with fentanyl.
A major problem of fentanyl abuse is that the body very quickly build up an intolerance against it and so within days it can take much higher doses to get the same high. Given how powerful the drug is, overdoses and in particular, fatal overdoses are quite common and are becoming more and more common all the time. Therefore, it is vitally important to discover if someone is taking fentanyl as early as possible so that you can get them help.
However, as fentanyl is a synthetic opiate, it cannot be detected by any opiate drug tests; it can only be detected by fentanyl specific drug tests like these.
What is required to carry out this test?
All of the drug tests are simple to use and only involve taking a sample of urine. Results are accurate and rapid (in 5 minutes).
When should I do the test?
This test can be carried out at any time. To perform the test:
- Remove the test strip from the foil pouch (do not break the seal of the foil pouch until you are ready to begin the test).
- Using a plastic cup, obtain a urine sample from the individual who is being tested.
- Carefully dip the testing strip into the urine sample, ensuring that the urine does NOT go above the MAX LINE. Allow the test to absorb the urine for about 10-15 seconds.
- After 15 seconds, remove the test from the urine, lay the test strip on a clean flat surface while thetest lines develop.
- You can read negative results as soon as they appear but positive results must be read at least 5 minutes after removing from the urine. All results should be read within 10 minutes, otherwise a false reading may occur.
To read the results of your test you will need to do the following.
When looking at the test strip you will see a pink/red coloured line just below the test handle. This is the Control Line (C). The next line that may or may not appear below the control is called the Test Line (T).
The control line (C), has to show as this confirms that the test strip has worked properly.
If no control line appears the test strip hasn’t worked properly and you may need to do a further test.
A second pink/red coloured line below the control line, no matter how faint, should now appear. This is a negative result. If no further line appears below the control line then the individual has tested positive for that drug of abuse.
How Long Does Fentanyl Stay In Your System?
Fentanyl is detectable for approximately 2-5 days after use. However, the exact amount of time will vary depending on a number of factors including the strength of the dose taken, the frequency the drug was taken and the speed of the user’s metabolism.
Unfortunately most drugs will get you addicted and addicts try to fool you, lie and be deceitful about their habit especially when they are not getting professional help. We have a complete Detox guide to help you and we will send details how to get this guide and things to look for.