Why conduct opioid testing using OpiAlert?

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, 2-3 milligrams of fentanyl is enough to cause respiratory depression, arrest and possible death – a measurement equivalent to 5-7 grains of table salt. This poses a significant health risk to the first responders, including law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, and crime lab analysts who could be potentially exposed to opioids while on the job. Therefore, the identification and accurate measurement of the opioid compounds on the surface is an important step in mitigating this risk.

The OpiAlert kit allows for the accurate identification and quantification of 22 compounds on a surface (including 21 opioids) to confirm and quantify the suspected contamination and then determine the effectiveness of decontamination and remediation procedures.

The OpiAlert kit is a validated surface sampling solution designed to make it easy to collect samples from multiple surfaces. The kit contains everything you need to collect up to 10 samples and return them to our industry-leading laboratory for analysis, pre-paid shipping included.  Using the OpiAlert kit’s step-by-step instructions, you can accurately evaluate opioid surface contamination by having samples analyzed at our AIHA-LAP, LLC/ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Using the unique OpiAlert analytical method, you can test for up to 22 compounds on a single sample (including 21 opioid compounds):

  • Buprenorphine
  • Carfentanil
  • Cis-3-methylfentanyl
  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone
  • Morphine
  • Naloxone
  • Naltrexone
  • Norfentanyl
  • Noroxymorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Remifentanil
  • Sufentanil
  • Tramadol
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine

Benefits of OpiAlert

  • Quantification of up to 22 Compounds with a Single Swab
  • Sensitivity of 1 nanogram/sample
  • Selective technology that virtually eliminates the risk of false positives
  • Easy to use
  • Assessment of decontamination procedures on multiple surfaces
  • Turnaround time is typically 7 business days.  Rush analysis is available with prior arrangements. 
  • Analysis conducted by AIHA LAP, LLC accredited laboratory

Want to test for compounds that are not on the list? No problem. We have analytical methods available to test for 1000+ compounds individually, although some restrictions may apply. Please refer to our Pharmaceutical Fee Schedule in the Resources section below for more information.