Dominion Diagnostics announced the launch of a more sensitive and relevant test to detect synthetic cathinones or “bath salts” in urine. The test detects five synthetic cathinones: 3,4-methylendioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), methylone, butylone, and ethylone.
Bath salts produce stimulant effects similar to the structurally related amphetamine class of drugs. Reported effects include severe agitation, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, paranoia, symptoms of psychosis (including hallucinations and delusions), and overheating of the body.
The testing, performed by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry in Dominion’s laboratory, is available to providers across the United States.
For more information call (877) 734-9600 or visit www.domniniondiagnostics.com.