What is tramadol?
Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a Class C drug that is only available legally via prescription. Tramadol is a synthetic opiate and whilst it is not as potent as the strongest opiates like heroin, it still acts as an opiate, and prolonged use carries a number of risks especially among pregnant women and those with medical conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. In addition, mixing tramadol with alcohol can have serious consequences – an overdose is more likely and this can lead to a coma or respiratory failure and death.
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 the test 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 Tramadol Stay In Your System?
Tramadol is detectable for approximately 2-4 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.
How best do I ensure the person being tested stays clean?
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.