Aegis now offering definitive testing for kratom

Nashville, Tennessee (Nov. 5, 2018) – Aegis Sciences Corporation is pleased to announce definitive testing for kratom (mitragynine) via liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Kratom, botanically known as Mitragyna speciosa, refers to a tropical tree found in parts of Southeast Asia belonging to the Rubiaceae family.1,2 The leaves of this tree have traditionally been used as an herbal remedy in the treatment of fatigue, cough, diarrhea, and opioid withdrawal symptoms. Due to its desirable opioid-like and psychoactive effects, its use has gained popularity in the United States. Today, it is commonly marketed as a dietary supplement in capsule or tablet form easily accessible online and in specialty stores.3

Please call your local Regional Sales Manager or contact our office at 800-533-7052 for more information about our test offerings.

1. Suwanlet S. A study of kratom eaters in Thailand. Bulletin on Narcotics. 1975;27(3):21-27.
2. Warner ML, Kaufman NC, Grundmann O. The pharmacology and toxicology of kratom: from traditional herb to drug of abuse. International Journal of Legal Medicine. 2015;130(1):127-138.
3. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa Korth) Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, Springfield, VA: US Government Printing Office (2013).