ANDOR LABS ANNOUNCES CONFIRMATION TESTING FOR SIX ADDITIONAL OPIATE/OPIOID METABOLITES

To help provide more confidence in confirmation testing results Andor Labs now reports Normorphine, Norcodeine, Dihydrocodeine, Norhydrocodone, Noroxycodone and Noroxymorphone as part of its Opiate/Opioid conformation test panel.

Opiate/Opioid pharmacology is complicated by interconnecting metabolic pathways. Often a drug’s metabolite is a commonly prescribed medication in its own right. When the intact (parent) drug is not found by confirmation testing, positively identifying the drug administered is impossible. Now Andor Labs is helping to clarify Opiate/Opioid drug confirmation test interpretation by including several commonly found Opiate/Opioid metabolites in our routine test panel (Please refer to the table below for drug/metabolite assignments).


ANDOR LABS CONFIRMATION TESTING OPIATE/OPIOID DRUG PANEL (Oct 1, 2011)

Opiate/Opioid Drug Metabolites Currently Reported New Metabolites Reported
Morphine Codeine, Hydromorphone Normorphine
Codeine Morphine, Hydrocodone Norcodeine
Hydrocodone Hydromorphone Dihydrocodeine, Norhydrocodone
Oxycodone Oxymorphone Noroxycodone, Noroxymorphone
Oxymorphone Noroxymorphone

To view a chart of opiate/opioid metabolism pathways click here

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