360° Coverage : American Clinical Solutions Releases Breakthrough Testing...

1 Updates

American Clinical Solutions Releases Breakthrough Testing Service for Acetyl Fentanyl

Sep 3 2013, 3:10pm CDT | by PR.com

To help combat acetyl fentanyl abuse, American Clinical Solutions is going to offer a UPLC/MS based testing service for acetyl fentanyl in urine and oral fluid.

Sun City Center, FL, September 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Recently, an acute spike in drug overdose-related emergency room visits and deaths among drug addicts has alerted state and local law...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

American Clinical Solutions Releases Breakthrough Testing Service for Acetyl Fentanyl

Sep 3 2013, 3:10pm CDT | by PR.com

To help combat acetyl fentanyl abuse, American Clinical Solutions is going to offer a UPLC/MS based testing service for acetyl fentanyl in urine and oral fluid.

Sun City Center, FL, September 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Recently, an acute spike in drug overdose-related emergency room visits and deaths among drug addicts has alerted state and local law enforcement and medical professionals the arrival of a new synthetic opioid – acetyl fentanyl. The exact nature for the sudden surge of acetyl fentanyl use remains unknown. Acetyl fentanyl looks similar to heroin in package, consistency, and color. It appears that acetyl fentanyl has been intentionally added to street heroin to increase its potency and therefore has a higher cost. Authorities were first alarmed by the soaring death toll among drug addicts for using what was described as highly purified heroin. In this year alone, Pennsylvania has reported at least 50 acetyl fentanyl-related fatal cases [1]. Fourteen confirmed cases were reported in Rhode Island [2]. The deaths were initially attributed to heroin overdose. However, both morbidity and mortality rates for overdose are too high even judged by heroin standard. The mystery was not solved until May 30, 2013 when Rhode Island Department of health reported detection of acetyl fentanyl in all 10 fatal cases of drug overdose. The CDC recently issued a health alert about acetyl fentanyl and recommended testing it for evaluation and treatment of drug overdose [3]. Routine urine toxicology screening tests do not cover acetyl fentanyl and will not be able detect its presence in urine. To help combat acetyl fentanyl abuse, American Clinical Solutions is going to offer a UPLC/MS based testing service for acetyl fentanyl in urine and oral fluid. By doing so, American Clinical Solutions would proudly present itself as one of the leading reference laboratories across the nation to be able to provide a highly specific test for this compound.

Known by a range of street names such as China White, Apache, Goodfella, Jackpot, TNT, Murder 8, and Tango & Cash, acetyl fentanyl is a fentanyl analog. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid with an analgesic potency of one hundred times higher than morphine, and overdose can easily lead to respiratory depression and death. Fentanyl is a prescription medication and is currently listed as a Schedule II controlled substance due to its high abuse liability. Intravenous fentanyl is generally used in a hospital setting to initiate rapid anesthesia. In an outpatient setting, the high analgesic potency and high lipid solubility of fentanyl allows it to be delivered through a transdermal patch and provide pain relief for patients suffering from chronic pain. Acetyl fentanyl has no medical use and is currently listed as a Schedule I controlled substance. As a new synthetic drug, pharmacokinetic properties of acetyl fentanyl have not been subject to extensive research. What is known so far is that acetyl fentanyl is usually abused through intravenous injection and its potency is about five times higher than heroin. Acetyl fentanyl may be used alone or spiked with heroin for abuse.

1. State of Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. News for Immediate Release: Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Warns about Acetyl Fentanyl. June 27, 2013.
2. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Department of Health. Press Releases: HEALTH Identifies New Synthetic Drug As Acetyl Fentanyl. May 30, 2013.
3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for Laboratory Testing for Acetyl Fentanyl and Patient Evaluation and Treatment for Overdose with Synthetic Opioids. June 20, 2013.

Cheng Fang, MD., PH D., DABT | cheng.fang@americanclinicalsolutions.com
721 Cortaro Dr, Sun City Center, FL 33573 | T 866-762-8379 | F 813-634-4538

2012 American Clinical Solutions, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Contact Information:
American Clinical Solutions
Lauren Marshall
813-613-4533
Contact via Email
www.acslabtest.com

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/512484

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ebola virus detected in semen three months after symptoms end
Geneva, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Friday that the semen of men recovering from Ebola can contain the deadly virus up to three months after the symptoms disappear.
 
 
Hitachi evinces interest in developing Andhra ports
Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi has shown interest in developing ports in Andhra Pradesh.
 
 
Ebola test results now in 15 minutes!
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A 15-minute blood and saliva test for Ebola is to be tried in Guinea.
 
 
Japanese scientists develop hybrid silk using spider genes
Tokyo, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) Japanese scientists have developed through genetic engineering using genes from spiders and silkworms a super resistant silk which could be used for textiles as well as in the surgical field, media reported Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Abigail Breslin slams ex Michael Clifford
Abigail Breslin has slammed her ex, Michael Clifford. The 'My Sister's Keeper' actress went on a date with the 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist last year but it seems as though it didn't end well after she released a song...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kevin Bacon to sizzle in Jungle
Kevin Bacon is to star in 'Jungle'. The 56-year-old actor will appear in the survival drama, which is based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an adventurer who found himself lost in the Amazon rainforest for three...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Mickey Rourke to return to boxing at 62
Mickey Rourke will return to boxing aged 62. The actor will come out of retirement and step into the ring tonight (11.28.14) for the first time in 20 years as he competes against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour. He said: ''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kristen Stewart: Actors are isolated
Kristen Stewart claims actors become ''isolated'' because of their fame. The 24-year-old actress has become one of the biggest movie stars in the world following her portrayal of Bella Swan in the 'Twilight' franchise...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Burt Reynolds to sell memorabilia
Burt Reynolds is selling over 600 personal items to stave off bankruptcy. The 78-year-old Hollywood star is reportedly struggling financially so will see awards, cars and costumes go under the hammer in Las Vegas next...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eddie Redmayne's fear of failure
Eddie Redmayne has a fear of failure. The 'Theory of Everything' star has admitted that like fellow actor, Rachel Weisz, he worries about ever getting hired again. He said: ''I was reading an interview with Rachel Weisz...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Where to Find Black Friday Car Deals
The Black Friday Car Sales events have gained traction over the past couple of years. This year several major brands ran nation-wide commercials announcing their Car Black Friday deals. In the beginning it was creative...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Manila, Nov 28 (IANS) The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australian navy's largest ship commissioned
Canberra, Nov 28 (IANS) HMAS Canberra, a 27,000-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD), was commissioned Friday, providing the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with one of the world's most capable and sophisticated amphibious...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sindhu, Prannoy enter Macau Open semis
Macau, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here Friday. While defending champion...
Read more on Sport Balla