Fluoxetine (FLX), also known by trade names Prozac and Sarafem,
among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is used for the treatment of
major depressive disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD),
bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric
disorder. It may decrease the risk of suicide in those over the age
of 65. It has also been used to treat premature
ejaculation. Fluoxetine is taken by mouth.
The FLX Rapid Test Cassette (Urine) is an immunoassay based on the
principle of competitive binding. Drugs which may be present in the
urine specimen compete against the drug conjugate for binding sites
on the antibody
【DIRECTIONS FOR USE】
Allow test, urine specimen, and/or controls to reach room
temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
- Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the
test cassette from the sealed pouch and use it within one hour.
- Place the test device on a clean and level surface. Hold the
dropper vertically and transfer 3 full drops of urine (approx. 120 mL) to the specimen well (S) of the test cassette, and then start the
timer. Avoid trapping air bubbles in the specimen well (S). See the
- Wait for the colored line(s) to appear. Read results at 5 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 10 minutes.
【INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS】
(Please refer to the illustration above)
NEGATIVE:* Two lines appear. One colored line should be in the control line region (C), and
another apparent colored line should be in the test line region
(T). This negative result indicates that the Fluoxetine
concentration is below the detectable cut-off level.
*NOTE: The shade of color in the test line region (T) may vary, but it
should be considered negative whenever there is even a faint
POSITIVE: One colored line appears in the control line region (C). No line appears in the test line region (T). This positive result
indicates that the Fluoxetine concentration exceeds the detectable
INVALID: Control line fails to appear. Insufficient specimen volume or incorrect procedural techniques
are the most likely reasons for control line failure. Review the
procedure and repeat the test with a new test. If the problem
persists, discontinue using the test kit immediately and contact
your local distributor.
This negative result indicates that the Fluoxetine concentration is
below the detectable level of 500 ng/mL. Positive result means the
concentration of Fluoxetine is above the level of 500 ng/mL. The
FLX Rapid Test Cassette has a sensitivity of 500 ng/mL.