95.0% correlation with GC/MS values
Dedicated EDDP controls and calibrator available
Specially designed for accurate calibration and quality control
Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8⁰C
Randox EDDP (Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay)
- Liquid ready-to-use reagents
- Stable to expiry when stored at 2-8⁰C
- 95.0% correlation with GC/MS values
- Multiple analyser applications available
What is EDDP assay used for?
EDDP is a methadone metabolite. Methadone is a prescribed opioid which is used to relieve chronic pain, as well as for the detoxification and treatment of narcotic or heroin addiction. EDDP testing is commonly carried out to assess whether individuals receiving methadone therapy are complying with their treatment. Methadone abuse can have side effects such as hallucinations and changes in the user’s personality.
EMDP metabolites are secreted in urine or bile along with methadone drug. Current methadone immunoassays can detect only the parent drug and are subject to “false positives” from adulteration of samples for drug of abuse testing, or “false negatives” for methadone compliance testing urine samples from fast metabolisers. As a result, confirmation of the presence of EDDP by LC or GC is often required. EDDP immunoassay detection will make compliance testing easy, and also rule out the possibility adulteration of unsupervised sample collections.