Methylenedioxypyrovalerone Cathinones/Bath Salts (MDPV)

Available Cut Off(s):

  • Urine: 1000 ng/ml

Pharmaceutical Name: An emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, a stimulant found naturally in the khat plant. Examples of such chemicals include mephedrone, methylone, and 3,4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).

Street Names: Bloom, Cloud Nine, Cosmic Blast, Flakka, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning

Signs of Use: Increased heart rate and blood pressure, euphoria, increased sociability and sex drive, paranoia, agitation, and hallucinations, violent behavior, sweating, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, irritability, dizziness, depression, panic attacks, reduced motor control, cloudy thinking.

Detection Window

  • Urine – 1 to 3 days
  • Oral Fluid – unknown