A one-step test to detect cocaine in human urine
Cocaine, the main alkaloid of coca leaves acts as a stimulant of the central nervous system. It is one of the most effective local anesthetics and it has a strong narcotic effect. Its use leads to euphoria, increased heart frequency, dilated pupils, hyperthermia, shivering and sweat. Cocaine is excreted from the body in urine as benzoylecgonine, the half-life of which is 5 to 8 hours. Cocaine use can be proved even after 24 to 60 hours. This a screening test, it is fast and accurate, it detects the presence of cocaine in human urine at concentrations above 300 ng/ml.