A ketamine drug test is used to quickly detect the presence of the drug in urine or saliva.
Ketamine as a drug of abuse
The use of ketamine as a drug of abuse is becoming more common in the UK. In 2014, a national newspaper told us that seizures of ketamine had increased by 45 per cent in England and Wales, In 2013-14, 780lbs (355kg) of the Class B drug were confiscated by authorities. Compare this to 2011-12, when just 180lbs (80kg) of the drug were confiscated. This suggests that the market for the party drug grew substantially in those two years. By 2019, Ketamine use had become so common, traces of Ketamine were being detected in shrimps in British rivers.
At the same time as this, statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System indicate that the numbers of people requiring treatment for ketamine related health issues in the last 5 years have doubled.
So, what exactly is ketamine ?
Ketamine was developed in the early sixties a veterinary anaesthetic. Reports of this powerful drug being used as a drug of abuse first began to appear at the end of the nineties. The widespread use of Ketamine as a drug of abuse has only really taken of in the last five years though.
In the United Kingdom, Ketamine use is illegal. It is classified as a class B drug of abuse. It had been a class C drug, before being upgraded in early 2014.
Called “Special K” by its users, Ketamine offers floating or detached feeling for users. However it also carries serious health risks, including potential bladder & kidney problems. Ketamine also has a reputation as being a date rape drug as it is often used to spike drinks.
Are There Drug Testing Kits for Ketamine?
Buying a ketamine drug test
There are various types of drug testing kits for Ketamine available. Urine drug testing kits for Ketamine are available as single drug testing kits. The drug can also be detected by various multi-panel drug testing kits such as the Zoom Testing 10 Panel Drug Test with Ketamine. Ketamine can be detected in urine for up to 3-5 days after last use by a ketamine drug test.
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This Zoom Testing post has been updated since its original publication in 2014.
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