The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Shalini Prasad on the THC Level Rapid Test Her Team Developed

“This is very useful because you know that THC actually stays pretty long in your body, and so you want to understand how much the psychoactive effect is.”

Dr. Shalini Prasad
Professor and Department Head of Bioengineering
UT Dallas
.…on the CannibiSenS THC-levels hand-held rapid saliva test her team developed, via KRLD.

We told you last month about CannibiSenS, the hand-held rapid saliva test developed by Prasad and her team at UT Dallas. The device can measure THC levels with 94% accuracy, the team says. According to the researchers, the “electrochemical sensor” is more sensitive than over-the-counter tests, which typically can detect THC but don’t determine its concentration.

The device could potentially be used by law enforcement to test drivers during traffic stops. But it may also be useful for medical and recreational marijuana users to check their own THC levels, Prasad says.

You can hear her talk about the device in detail in her interview with NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.

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