Psychemedics pioneered hair testing for drug abuse in 1986.
Why choose Psychemedics for Fentanyl Testing?
Detect Fentanyl. Deter Usage. Save Lives.
We now offer the first and only FDA 510 cleared screen for Fentanyl.
Psychemedics pioneered hair testing in 1986 and has conducted millions of tests to reliably identify substance abusers and deter usage. Psychemedics hair testing has been accepted by courts across the country. It is the only hair test validated by the FBI as protecting those tested from false positive results by differentiating between drug ingestion versus external exposure to a drug.
Fentanyl Abuse Epidemic
Like heroin, morphine, and other opioid drugs, fentanyl works by binding to the body’s opioid receptors, which are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Effects include extreme happiness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, sedation, problems breathing, and unconsciousness. In a Fentanyl overdose breathing can slow or stop leading to hypoxia and coma.
An overdose can kill in a matter of minutes!
On this penny is a lethal dose of Fentanyl for the average adult.
Fast Facts About Fentanyl
Fentanyl is approximately 20X more profitable than heroin, leading many in the drug trade to focus on it as a profit engine. A kilogram of heroin is purchased for approximately $6,000 and sold for approximately $80,000. A kilogram of fentanyl is purchased for approximately $6,000 and sold for approximately $1.6 million.
Synthetic Fentanyl is sold illegally as a powder, dropped onto blotter paper, put in eye droppers and nasal sprays, or made into pills that look like other prescription opioids. It is this last trend of Fentanyl surfacing in the form of counterfeit versions of mainstream “party” drugs such as Xanax that pose huge potential threats to youth and young adults.
Why add Fentanyl testing to your drug panel?
With Fentanyl, multiple generations are at risk.
A person may not even know they have been exposed to this deadly drug.
It quickly addicts. And kills often.
Deaths by Fentanyl overdose continue to rise by double digits.
Deterring a user may literally be saving a life.