Our commitment to you and your laboratory
Siemens is committed to offering the latest innovations in drugs-of-abuse testing solutions to your lab. Siemens now offers select opioid and alcohol assays* in addition to our extensive Emit® assay menu—providing flexibility and test consolidation on Viva® systems and many open-channel chemistry analyzers.
Opioid and alcohol assays* now available from Siemens
About this substance
Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic, 25–40 times more potent than morphine. It is also used as a replacement for methadone in the treatment of heroin addiction. Buprenorphine overdose symptoms can be very serious, even leading to coma and death. It may be abused and is subject to criminal diversion.
Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate narcotic analgesic with very high abuse and addiction potential. There are numerous reports of diversion, pharmacy thefts, and illegal prescriptions. Oxycodone is one of the most frequently abused prescription pain medications globally, often by healthcare professionals.
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid narcotic analgesic with abuse potential. It is among the 50 most prescribed drugs in many countries and is one of the most diverted drugs.
Meperidine is a synthetic opioid narcotic analgesic. Similar to morphine and other opioids, it has high abuse potential and is subject to criminal diversion. It is less abused than other opioids, possibly due to its low bioavailability when taken orally. It is most effective when injected.
Methadone/EDDP is a synthetic opioid used for analgesia, sedation, and maintenance in heroin addiction. It has the potential for abuse and is subject to criminal diversion.
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG)
Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is a metabolite of ethyl alcohol that is formed in the body following exposure to ethanol, such as by drinking alcoholic beverages. An EtG biomarker detects alcohol ingestion longer than standard alcohol tests, as the EtG metabolite can be detected in the urine for a longer period than the alcohol parent.
Your partner for enhanced productivity
With more than 25 assays, our extensive drugs-of-abuse testing menu can help your lab increase efficiency, control costs, consolidate workflow, and improve the effectiveness of your drug-testing program.
Siemens drugs-of-abuse testing menu
Syva Emit II Plus Assays
Syva Serum Toxicology Assays
Specimen Validity Tests (SVT)
IMMUNALYSIS Opioid and Alcohol Assays*
Ethyl glucuronide* (EtG)
Serum toxTM benzodiazepine
Serum tox barbiturate
For more information on drug-testing solutions from Siemens, please contact your Siemens representative.