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Millennium Laboratories Launches Urine Drug Test for Kratom Detection

Published on: September 18, 2012

Written by: Confirm BioSciences.

In 2011, a new substance called “Kratom” began to emerge in the United States. Young people are said to be using and purchasing them from local tobacco shops and the Internet without any difficulty. According to addiction specialists who have treated patients for Kratom abuse, the substance can offer opiate-type effects for some people. And although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has not yet classified Kratom a federally scheduled compound, the agency considers it a drug of concern.

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Recently, however, Millennium Laboratories announced the introduction of a new urine drug test designed to screen for the presence of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa). In a press release issued last month, Howard Appel, President of Millennium Laboratories, said: “Kratom, as well as emerging illegal substances such as bath salts and K2 spice, which were recently added to our test menu, pose a major challenge for clinicians and addiction treatment centers.”

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Millennium Laboratories is the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain and/or addiction. They utilize LC-MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry) technology with high sensitivity and specificity to identify dozens of illegal substances and metabolites using a minimal volume of specimen. The new Kratom test that the company developed uses proprietary methodologies and ¬†LC-MS/MS technology detect the presence of the major active alkaloids found in the Kratom leaf. “Our company will continue to be at the forefront among laboratories in offering new testing of illicit substances and dangerous legal consumables, such as Kratom,” Appel added.

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