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Benzodiazepines Test

Benzodiazepines Test

also known as: Diazepam , Librium® , Valium®

Benzodiazepines are a sort of psychoactive drugs prescribed for a range of mental disorders and mild sickness. The enormous activity of nerves may be the cause of anxiety and other psychological disorders, so the activity of nerves in the brain and spinal cord will be reduced by the benzodiazepines by generating tranquilizing chemical into the brain. The effect of neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) at the GABA receptor will be improved by the Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines contain properties like a sedative, hypnotic (sleep-inducing), anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) which will be useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, agitation, seizures, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal. The short-term use of this medication will be safe and effective. They are different types of benzodiazepines that are classified according to the potency, how quickly they are absorbed into the body.

The patient is informed priority and precisely about the test and procedure so that patient feels comfortable with the procedure. When a physician requests a drug test for patient, the patient is instructed to collect his/her urine so that the sample could be sent through ‘chain of custody’ Stacks of hair of the patient, patches and blood samples of the patient have to be collected and prepared for testing.

Anxiety Anxiety is a most common problem in the adults, when it lasts more than six months then the person may be diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Benzodiazepine plays a corresponding role in the treatment of GAD. Short-term use of benzodiazepine is recommended for Anxiety. Long-term usage should be strictly avoided. Insomnia The problem of not getting sleep is considered as Insomnia. Benzodiazepine shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and extends the sleeping period. Short-term use of benzodiazepine is recommended for insomnia. Conscious Sedation In order to help the patient to relax and block pain during a medical or dental procedure a combination of medications are used. The benzodiazepine is used for Conscious Sedation and is classified by its length of action.

Initially, the urine sample is collected in a remote location and the cup is specially designed that it does not tamper. When the patient is subjected to a hair test, the patient hair is cut closely to the scalp. Another method of testing the affected patient is through the saliva test where the patient’s saliva is collected and streamed through sterile culture. When the patient is advised for a blood test for Benzodiazepines, the patient skin is initially cleaned with pure alcohol or the common spirit. Then a bore needle is pierced through the layer of a vein to aspirate the fluid. The sample extracted is then sent to the culture laboratory for further processing and then results are declared in 10-12 days duration.

Specimen
Urine
Volume
20 mL
Container
Plastic urine drug bottle and tamper-evident seal for forensic specimen. Collection kits are available by request from the laboratory..
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Therapeutic range of various Benzodiazipines
Unisex
All age groups
0.5 to 50ng/ml
Average price range of the test is between Rs.600 to Rs.1600 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is Benzodiazepines Test?
Preparation for Benzodiazepines Test
Uses of Benzodiazepines Test
Procedure for Benzodiazepines Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Benzodiazepines Test
Price for Benzodiazepines Test
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