Opiates / Morphine 2000

Opiates / Morphine 2000

Opiates refer to any drug that is derived from the opium poppy, including the natural products, morphine and codeine, and the semi-synthetic drugs such as heroin. Opiates exert their effects on the central nervous system and organs containing smooth muscle. Opiates manifest their presence by analgesia, drowsiness, euphoria, lowering of body temperature, respiratory depression, blockade of adrenocortical response. The major pathways of elimination are kidneys (urine) and the liver where it is conjugated to glucuronic acid. Opiates and their metabolites can be detected in urine as result of heroin, morphine, codeine or poppy seed intake. These Identify Diagnostics drug tests yield a positive result when the concentration of Opiates in urine exceeds 2,000 ng/mL. Also see our available cut-off level of 300 ng/ml.