Bath Salts (Mephedrone/Methcathinone)

Methcathinone is a psychotropic phenylalkylamine derivative which can cause hallucinations, fever, tachycardia, brachycardia, neurotoxic effects and convulsions. Mephedrone is a synthetic cathinone derivative sold as a white powder which produces stimulant effects likened to amphetamine. Synthetic drugs like Mephedrone are often sold as “bath salts” or “research chemicals” and are legal and widely available in many countries. The physical effects of mephedrone may include nose-bleeds, dilated pupils, blurred vision, thirst, erratic heartbeat or muscular tension in the jaw and limbs. The mental effects can include ‘head rushes’, euphoria, time distortions and even hallucinations.

Product Number: MD3475

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Cross Reactivity

AnalyteLODMatricesCompoundsCross Reactivity %
Mephedrone/Methcathinone0.57 ng/mLWhole Blood, Post Mortem Blood, UrineMephedrone HCI100
Methedrone HCI79
Methylone HCI63
Flephedrone HCI45
R(+)- Methcathinone HCI44
Methcathinone HCI43
3-Fluoromethcathinone HCI (3-FMC)16
Methylethcathinone HCI10
Ethylone HCI7
N-ethylcathinone HCI4
Butylone HCI4
Buphedrone HCI<1
S(-)-Methcathinone HCI<1
S(-)-cathinone HCI<1
R(+)-cathinone HCI<1
Bupropion HCI<1
Beta-ethylmethcathinone<1
Pentylone HCL<1
N, N-dimethylcathinone HCI<1
Pentedrone HCI<1
Dihydroxymephedrone HCI<1
*LOD is standardised to this compound