EMIT II Plus Methaqualone AssayDetect methaqualone, methaqualone metabolites, and mecloqualone

The EMIT® II Plus Methaqualone Assay is intended for the qualitative and semiquantitative analysis of methaqualone in human urine at a cutoff level of 300 ng/mL.

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Features & Benefits

Methaqualone is a sedative-hypnotic drug that is usually taken orally. This was once a prescribed treatment for insomnia and anxiety and is now a highly addictive and Schedule I controlled illegal substance. The EMIT II Plus Methaqualone Assay detects methaqualone and methaqualone metabolites, and also the pharmaceutically similar drug mecloqualone.

The EMIT II Plus Methaqualone Assay provides:

  • Good specificity for methaqualone and metabolites
  • Excellent precision—all within-lab (total) CVs ≤0.7% or less across the assay range
  • Ready-to-use liquid reagents, calibrators, and controls
  • 98% correlation to reference method (GC/MS)


Applications are available for the Viva-Jr®, Viva-E®, Viva-ProE®, V-Twin® drug testing systems; AU® Series analyzers; Dimension® Integrated Chemistry Systems; and Dimension Vista® Intelligent Lab Systems.

Technical Specifications

 Assay Principle

  Homogeneous Enzyme Multiplied Immonoassay (EMIT)

 Cut-off

  300 ng/mL

 Sample

  Urine

 Reagent Stability

  Unopened: until expiration date. Onboard instrument: up to 4 weeks

 Calibration Frequency

  As indicated by control results