Drug Name : Cocaine
Indications : Cocaine is detected in urine as its metabolite, benzoylecgonine. The test is used to evaluate cocaine.
Benzoylecgonine is a metabolite of Cocaine and is measured in urine. Cocaine is a heavily abused drug which has medical use in ENT procedures. Cocaine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is a fine crystal powder which is the sulfate salt and inhaled through the nose. This is currently a very prevalent form of the drug.
Normal Values : Negative (less than cutoff)
Critical Values : > 300 ng/mL
Test Method : Immunoassay, GC/MS, GC.
Interpretation : The effect of the drug begin within minutes.
Side effects : It causes side effects of dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and body temperature. The danger of the use of cocaine depends on the dose, and the individual status. It causes restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and sleeplessness. In some cases it causes psychological problems in low doses leading to cocaine psychosis.
Related Drugs : Drugs of Abuse Testing, Myoglobin
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