A one-step test to detect benzodiazepine in human urine
Benzodiazepines are used in medical therapy as anxiolytic, anticonvulsive, myorelaxants, sedative and hypnotic drugs. Their derivatives cause sleepiness, suppress limbic, thalamic, hypothalamic circuits, emotive, sensory and vegetative stimuli. Usually, these are taken orally – they metabolize in the liver – or are injected into the blood. Chronic addiction is followed by brain and other organ damage, then a damage in the tissues, muscles and fat. This a screening test, it is fast and accurate, it detects the presence of benzodiazepine in human urine at concentrations above 300 ng/ml, even 7 days after drug use.