WILLOW GROVE, Pa.--()--As the drug testing industry struggles to keep pace with the ever changing list of chemicals being used to make “legal high” products, NMS Labs announces the addition of a new urine test that can detect use of the most common of these drugs. Specifically, the new test detects metabolites of JWH-019, JWH-250 and AM2201, which intelligence sources have identified as being the most popular chemicals currently found in fake pot. The test also includes the previously known metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073.
“We are excited to be leading the charge in the identification of these new designer drugs. As states such as Pennsylvania and many others have moved to ban the most well-known substances, these latest chemicals have rapidly come in to take their place, making older drug tests obsolete.”
Sold in head shops, convenience stores, and online, synthetic cannabinoid products (“Fake Pot”, K2, “Incense”) with names such as So-Hi, C4, 8-Ball, K2, and Spike produce a marijuana-like high that may have serious health consequences according to recent data released by the South Texas Poison Centers. The drugs have also been implicated in DUI arrests, motor vehicle collisions and some suspicious deaths.
Over the last two years NMS Labs has invested heavily in R&D to keep ahead of these trends and support its customers with the most advanced laboratory testing to identify use of the specific designer drug compounds that are currently popular with drug users. NMS Labs offers a suite of testing services that includes both identification of drugs for street drug seizures, and blood and urine testing for law enforcement, forensic and clinical clients.
NMS Labs National Director of Forensic Services, Dr. Barry Logan, explains, “We are excited to be leading the charge in the identification of these new designer drugs. As states such as Pennsylvania and many others have moved to ban the most well-known substances, these latest chemicals have rapidly come in to take their place, making older drug tests obsolete.”
Dr. Logan continues, “This urine test complements previously announced urine testing and an extensive, growing menu of forensic blood tests and drug identification services that NMS Labs offers. We are committed to helping the community with innovative tests for both synthetic cannabinoids and the other class of dangerous designer drugs such as ‘Bath Salts’.”
NMS Labs is a national reference laboratory that is unsurpassed in its scope of toxicology tests, accuracy of results, scientific expertise, and innovation. NMS Labs is passionate about promoting public health and safety. For more information on NMS Labs, please visit www.nmslabs.com.