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Lifepoint reports performance results of THC detection in human saliva at American College Of Emergency Physicians

Ability to rapidly detect patients drug levels may provide valuable, cost effective emergency medical information for aiding treatment decisions

ONTARIO, CA October 23, 2000 LifePoint, Inc. (AMEX: LFP) today presented results describing the companys ability to detect THC (marijuana) in human saliva with the LifePoint Test System at the Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians in Philadelphia, PA. The system is an automated flow immunoassay that can be used to rapidly and simultaneously detect alcohol and the NIDA-5 Drugs (THC, PCP, opiates, cocaine, amphetamines/methamphetamines).

The results were presented in a technical paper authored by Thomas Foley, Ph.D., LifePoints senior vice-president of research & development. The paper, titled, A laminar flow fluorescence immunoassay for the detection of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) in oral fluids" is based on research conducted by Dr. Foley and co-workers at LifePoint. THC is found in low levels in saliva and as such cannot be detected by current methods except by complicated and time consuming lab procedures.

Our research shows that the applications for the LifePoint Test System can be extended into emergency situations where timely and accurate information is cost-effective and can significantly impact treatment decisions, stated Dr.Foley. The use of saliva to provide immediate results on potential overdose situations is receiving significant attention from emergency medicine field. Currently, methods for testing blood levels cannot provide timely results, and the currently available rapid urine tests do not provide relevant blood-equivalent results.

The American College of Emergency Physicians is a premier event in emergency medicine and attracts over 4000 leaders in the field of emergency medicine. This years meeting will focus on such timely topics as new technologies in emergency settings, and will deal with law enforcement agencies in the emerge
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Contact: Tom Baker
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Noonan/Russo Communications
22-Oct-2000


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