Benzodiazepines are sedative, hypnotic and anti-anxiety drugs commonly used as tranquilizers. Most are detectable for 1-2 days; Oxazepam, a common metabolite of many benzodiazepines, may remain detectable in urine for up to one week. Therefore, oxazepam is a useful marker of benzodiazepine abuse. The Instant-View® Benzodiazepine urine drug test is intended for use by healthcare professionals only and provides preliminary screening results. It is recommended that a more specific chemical method (i.e. GC/MS) be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result.
Available in the following formats:
- Cassette with pipette (packaged 25 per kit box)
- Dip cassette (packaged 25 per kit box)
- Dip strip (packaged 50 per kit box)
- It also has the option of being included in the Instant-View® multi-drug screen test cards, panels or Split Screen cups.
|Definition||Street Names||Possible Cross Reactants for Tests|
|Used primarily for sedation and anxiety relief. Examples include Valium, Librium, Xanax.||Benzos, candy,downers, sleeping pills, Xanies, tranks, ludes, roofies||Sertraline (Zoloft). Note that given the large number of BZD drugs (35+), GC/MS labs are not able to confirm for all of them.|