Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA) test

Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA) test

NarcoCheck NarcoCheck



This test allows to detect or control the use of TCA, ie tricyclic antidepressants.

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The NarcoCheck® TCA rapid test strip is an immunoassay for fast the detection of tricyclic antidepressants use in human urine.

Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) have been prescribed since the 1950s to treat depression. They are also used in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders and other behavioral disorders.

They are also used by many people in a state of high stress, thus there is abusive consumptions in professional and even school environments.

This strip allows to detect any use of TCA with a reliability of more than 99%.


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Test typeUrine
ReliabilityUp to 99%
Results in5 mn
Cut-off (detection standard)1000 ng/ml More details Less details

Cut-off details

NarcoCheck® TCA 1000 ng/ml

Substanceconcentration (ng/ml)
Nortriptyline (Motival®)1 000 ng/ml
Amitriptyline (Laroxyl®, Elavil®)1 000 ng/ml
Chlorpromazine (Largactil®, Chlorazin®)3 500 ng/ml
Clomipramine (Anafranil®)10 000 ng/ml
Cyclobenzaprine1 500 ng/ml
Desipramine (Pertofran®)500 ng/ml
Diphenyldramine20 000 ng/ml
Doxepine (Quitaxon®)1 000 ng/ml
Imipramine (Tofranil®)800 ng/ml
Nordoxepine1 000 ng/ml
Opipramol (Insidon®)4 000 ng/ml
Protriptyline3 000 ng/ml
Perphenazine25 000 ng/ml
Promazine200 ng/ml
Promethazine40 000 ng/ml
Trimipramine (Surmontil®)2 500 ng/ml