Research & Development

Dominion Diagnostics is on the leading edge of proprietary assay development to address emerging drug use trends and today's needs in healthcare.  Our expert research and development team has over 40 years of combined experience in bioanalytical method development and validation.

Recent Assay Development

The following assays were developed recently by Dominion's in-house Research & Development team of scientists.  For more information, please visit our drug testing menu.

Z-Drugs (Ambien®, Lunesta®

Z-Drugs, so named because their chemical names all start with the letter Z, are a class of non-benzodiazepine sedatives widely prescribed for the treatment of insomnia. 

Mitragynine (Kratom) 

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa korth) is a tree indigenous to Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and other areas of Southeast Asia.  It has been used as an herbal drug for decades by natives of those regions. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kratom is considered a national drug of concern as there is no legitimate medical use for Kratom in the United States.  Kratom has been described as producing both stimulant and sedative effects.