Bath Salts (α-PVP / MDPV) – Exclusive ELISA Test

α-PVP is the active ingredient in drugs commonly sold as “bath salts”, “flakka” or “gravel” which have gained popularity since the mid-2000s due to their potency and low cost. α-PVP is a derivative of MDPV- the only difference being the removal of the 3,4-methylenedioxy group from the MDPV molecule. Bath salt blends such as α-PVP are manufactured in places like China and are marketed as alternatives to internationally controlled drugs that are often adulterated with other synthetic cathinones, methamphetamine or clonazepam. Reported effects of α-PVP include euphoria, increased alertness, tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthermia, diaphoresis, seizures and even cardiac arrest.

Product Number: PVP10048

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Cross Reactivity

AnalyteLODMatricesCompoundsCross Reactivity %
α-PVP / MDPV1.8 ng/mLWhole Blood, Post Mortem Blood, UrineDesmethyl Pyrovalerone HCI (α-PVP)100
Pyrovalerone125.4
3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)93.3
α-Pyrrolidinopentithiophenone HCI73.2
Naphyrone70.2
4-Methyl-α-pyrrolidinohexanophenone (4-MPHP)38.1
4'-Methyl-α-pyrrolidinobutiophenone (MPBP)23.2
MDPBP HCI17.2
4-Methoxy-PV8 HCI11.7
4-Fluoro-PV9 HCI3.2
4-Methyl-α-pyrrolidinopropiophenone HCI1.8
3,4-Methylenedioxy-a-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (MDPPP)0.8
Pyrrolidinopropiophenone0.8
Butylone<1
4-Fluoromethcathinone<1
Methylone<1
Methedrone<1
Pentylone<1
Mephedrone<1
*LOD is standardised to this compound