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GHB Testing

WERE THEY DRUGGED? WE’LL FIND OUT.

Pinnacle Health Technologies now offers gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) testing. There are increasing reports of GHB being used recreationally as a euphoriant at “rave” type parties. GHB is typically associated with sexual assault or as a “date rape” drug due to its severe hypnotic and sedative effect at higher dosages. Add GHB Testing to your drug screening program today! PHT utilizes the most sophisticated, sensitive and specific equipment and technology available (GC/MS – gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), to confirm and quantitate GHB. This methodology provides highly accurate results.

Features and Benefits:

  1. Strong indicator of GHB ingestion within 12 hours
  2. Tests performed by GC/MS on state of the art equipment
  3. Affordable pricing and fast turnaround (36 hours from receipt of specimen)
  4. Results available via internet, fax and U.S. mail
  5. Toll-free customer support services
  6. FREE — Next Day Shipping to Lab

To learn more about GHB Testing call:   940-898-1787
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RELATED INFORMATION

GHB Technical Overview
Urine Drug Testing

There are increasing reports of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) being usind recreationally as a euphoriant at “rave” type parties.  GHB is typically associated with sexual assault or as a “date rape” drug due to its severe hypnotic and sedative effect at higher dosages.  Typical illicit use of GHB involves dissolving two – three grams of powder in beverages.

PHT utilizes the most sophisticated, sensitive and specific equipment and technology available (GS/MS – gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), to confirm and quantitate GHB.  This methodology provides  highly accurate results.

As with all of PHT’s testing options, full customer support and training is provided.  Turn to PHT for confidence in testing—we’ll find out.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is GHB?
Gamma-Hydroxbutyric Acid (GHB) was first developed as an anesthetic, but was discontinued for use due to its adverse and unpredictable effects.  However, GHB is readily available and used in Europe as a sedative.  The salt form of GHB has been marketed in gymnasiums and health food stores for the past few years as a steroid alternative for body building and as a tryptophan replacement for sedation.

How is GHB used?
Typical illicit use of GHB involves dissolving 2-3 grams of powder in water or other beverages.  Onset of effects occur within 10-30 minutes of ingestion and include euphoria, increased libido, drowsiness, reduced inhibitions, dizziness, nausea and may persist for 2-5 hours. Toxic effects include hypotension, respiratory depression, seizure, unconsciousness, and coma.  Deaths have been reported when GHB is used alone or in conjunction with ethanol, heroin, or ketamine.

How is GHB metabolized?
GHB is thought to be extensively metabolized by alcohol dehydrogenase and/or succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase.  Metabolic precursors to GHB, gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4 butanediol are also readily available as substances of abuse.  Endogenous GHB is also a produce to GABA metabolism, and concentrations of 0-6.6 mg/L have been reported.  Oral doses of approximately 2.5 g (1 teaspoon of GHB powder) dissolved in water, produce urine GHB concentrations of 29 mg/L in a 100 kg man.

Studies also indicate peak urine GHB concentrations of 100 mg/L following a 100 mg/kg oral dose, and no detectable drug in the urine by 12 hours.  Less than 5% of an oral dose is eliminated unchanged in urine.  To distinguish between endogenous and exogenous GHB, a reporting cutoff of 10 µg/mL is suggested.

How do I collect the urine and send in a specimen?
Collection and shipping guidelines are included in the PHT reference guide.  A copy is provided with your new account supplies.  Please read these instructions carefully.  PHT also offers telephonic training and client service support.

How long does it take for results?
Negative results for GHB are reported within 48 hours.  Positive results are reported with 72 hours of receipt of specimen at the lab.

How will RTL report the GHB results?
PHT offers reporting for GHB testing via internet, U. S. mail or facsimile.  Please indicate  your preferred method at the time of account set-up.

About Pinnacle Health Technologies

Pinnacle Health Technologies is a one-call provider for all employee screening needs. We are a local walk-in laboratory facility that is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We have collection sites all across the United States to provide your company’s various locations with nearby fast efficient service. All documentation is done by our office and results are delivered with 24 hours from collection (GC/MS confirmation may require and additional 24 to 48 hours). Results can be telephoned, faxed, mailed, emailed or accessed online by a designated recipient established by your company. Because we have a one centralized location, you get quick answers to any questions with a single call. When it comes to the drug testing process, we are fast, flexible and accurate.

Contact

1501 North Elm Street
Denton, Texas 76201
Toll Free: 877-257-5227
Fax: 940-323-8666
8:00-5:00, Mon. – Fri.

1555 Merrimac Circle 218
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Phone 817-334-7983
Fax: 817-334-7925
9:00-6:00, Mon. – Fri.


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