Drug Cutoff Levels by Drug Test Type

A detection period for drug testing kits is the amount of time after consuming a drug that a particular testing method can provide a positive drug test result. A cutoff level is the defined concentration of a substance in a specimen. If the level is at or above the cutoff level then a drug test result is labeled as positive and if the level is below the drug test result is labeled as negative. A confirmation cutoff level is the level at which a drug is confirmed to have shown in the sample at or above the listed level and has given a positive result.

TestCountry has provided a comprehensive list of drug test detection levels broken down by the drug test type and brand, listed below. Please note, all positive results should be considered preliminary results and we recommend following up with a laboratory drug test for confirmation testing. 

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Urine and saliva drug testing cut-off levels are expressed in nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or as a weight of drug per unit volume of urine. Hair drug testing cut-off levels are expressed in picograms per milligram (pg/mg) or as a weight of drug per unit weight of hair. TestCountry offers a variety of instant drug testing kits including saliva, urine and hair tests as well as offering corporate laboratory drug testing services.

DrugConfirm Advanced Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Urine Detection Time Urine Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 2-4 Days 1000 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 4-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 3-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 500 ng/mL
EDDP - Methadone Metabolite EDDP 2-4 Days 500 ng/mL
EtG Alcohol EtG Up to 80 Hours 300/500 ng/mL
Fentanyl FEN 1-3 Days 200 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 2-30 Days 50 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 3-5 Days 300 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 3-5 Days 1000 ng/mL
Morphine MOR 2-4 Days 2000 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-4 Days 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 7-14 Days 25 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-2 Days 300 ng/mL
Synthetic Marijuana K2/Spice 2-10 Days 50 ng/mL
Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 7-10 Days 1000 ng/mL
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TestCountry offers many different DrugConfirm Advanced drug test cups from our 5 panel drug test cups all the way up to our 14 panel drug test cups with adulterants. Our DrugConfirm tests are also available in a urine dip card format which offers the same reliability, cutoff levels and detection times and results time at a lower, more affordable cost. When looking for a fully integrated drug test cup, DrugConfirm may be just what you need.  

SalivaConfirm Premium Saliva Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Saliva Detection Time Saliva Cut-Off Level
Alcohol ALC 6-12 Hours 50 ng/mL
Amphetamines AMP 1-3 Days 50 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 3-5 Days 50 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 5 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 1-3 Days 20 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 50 ng/mL
Fentanyl FEN 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 6-12 Hours 25 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 5-7 Days 30 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 1-3 Days 50 ng/mL
Morphine MOR 2-7 Days 15 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-5 Days 40 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-5 Days 50 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-3 Days 50 ng/mL
Synthetic Marijuana K2 1-2 Days 5 ng/mL
Tramadol TRA 12-24 Hours 50 ng/mL
Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 1-2 Days 50 ng/mL
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Alere Oratect Saliva Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Saliva Detection Time Saliva Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 1-3 Days 50 ng/ml
Cocaine COC 1-3 Days 20 ng/ml
Marijuana THC 6-12 Hours 40 ng/ml
Methamphetamines mAMP 1-3 Days 50 ng/ml
Opiates OPI 2-5 Days 40 ng/ml
Phencyclidine PCP 1-3 Days 10 ng/ml
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Alere iCup Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Urine Detection Time Urine Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 2-4 Days 1000 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 4-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 3-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 500 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 2-30 Days 50 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 3-5 Days 300 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 3-5 Days 1000 ng/mL
Morphine MOR 2-4 Days 2000 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-4 Days 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 7-14 Days 25 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-2 Days 300 ng/mL
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The iCup Drug Test Cup from Alere Toxicology is a fully integrated drug test cup that can detect anywhere from 3 drugs of abuse to 13 drugs of abuse in one simple urine sample. iCup drug tests also offer testing for up to 6 adulterants in one test to be prevent and detect any specimen tampering. A flat panel results window allow for ease of photocopying results for your organization's records. With up to 99% accurate results in under 5 minutes, it's easy to see why iCup drug tests are a popular choice among a variety of industries. 
 

T Cup Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Urine Detection Time Urine Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 2-4 Days 1000 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 4-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 3-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 500 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 2-30 Days 50 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 3-5 Days 300 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 3-5 Days 1000 ng/mL
Morphine MOR 2-4 Days 2000 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-4 Days 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 7-14 Days 25 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-2 Days 300 ng/mL
Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 7-10 Days 1000 ng/mL
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The T-cup urine test cups are a popular choice among clinical laboratories, hospitals and other medical facilities and is often paired with the VacuLid urine specimen transfer device. The T-cup drug test ranges from 5 panels all the way up to 14 panels and offers CLIA Waived and FDA approved options as well as adulterant testing. These drug test cups provide up to 99% accurate drug test results in under 5 minutes and have the ability to detect EtG alcohol in addition to other illicit and prescription drugs of abuse. 

Quickscreen Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Urine Detection Time Urine Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 2-4 Days 1000 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 4-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 3-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 500 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 2-30 Days 50 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 3-5 Days 300 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 3-5 Days 1000 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-4 Days 2000 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-4 Days 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 7-14 Days 25 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-2 Days 300 ng/mL
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If you're looking for an instant drug test that's Made in the USA then look no further than the Quickscreen Drug Test Cup. This integrated cup can detect up to 12 drugs of abuse in one simple urine sample and even has a built in timer to let you know when the results are ready to be read. The Quickscreen test cup is both 510(k) FDA approved and CLIA Waived, making it a good option for clinicians. 

E-Z Split Key Cup Drug Test Cutoff Levels

Drug Name Abbreviation Urine Detection Time Urine Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP 2-4 Days 1000 ng/mL
Barbiturates BAR 4-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines BZO 3-7 Days 300 ng/mL
Buprenorphine BUP 1-3 Days 10 ng/mL
Cocaine COC 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA 1-3 Days 500 ng/mL
Marijuana THC 2-30 Days 50 ng/mL
Methadone MTD 3-5 Days 300 ng/mL
Methamphetamine mAMP 3-5 Days 1000 ng/mL
Morphine MOR 2-4 Days 2000 ng/mL
Opiates OPI 2-4 Days 300 ng/mL
Oxycodone OXY 2-4 Days 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP 7-14 Days 25 ng/mL
Propoxyphene PPX 1-2 Days 300 ng/mL
Tricyclic Antidepressants TCA 7-10 Days 1000 ng/mL
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Alere Toxicology E-Z Split Key Cups come in 510 (k) FDA Approved and CLIA Waived drug test options and have the ability to detect up to 13 drugs in one integrated test cup system. This cup is unique in that the test panels are not activated until the test collector inserts a key, releasing the specimen. Adulterant test options available to detect any potential specimen tampering.  

HairConfirm Hair Follicle Drug Test Cutoff Levels for GC/MS Test

Drug Name Abbreviation Hair Detection Time Hair Cut-Off Level
Amphetamines AMP Up to 90 Days 500 ng/mL
Cocaine COC Up to 90 Days 500 ng/mL
Ecstasy MDMA Up to 90 Days 500 ng/mL
Hydrocodone (Vicodin & Lorcet/Lortab) N/A Up to 90 Days 200 ng/mL
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) N/A Up to 90 Days 200 ng/mL
Marijuana THC Up to 90 Days 0.10 pg/mg
Methamphetamine mAMP Up to 90 Days 500 ng/mL
Opiates OPI Up to 90 Days 200 ng/mL
Oxycodone (Oxycontin) OXY Up to 90 Days 200 ng/mL
Phencyclidine PCP Up to 90 Days 300 ng/mL
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Our HairConfirm Hair Drug Test Kits come in several different options including our HairConfirm Regular, HairConfirm Express (with free overnight shipping), HairConfirm + Prescription Drugs, HairConfirm Business and HairConfirm Business + Prescription. These tests require a simple hair sample collection in the privacy of your own home or office and are tested via GC/MS in our CLIA certified laboratory. Hair follicle test result levels are provided in a comprehensive report and are available within 2-3 business days in our secure online portal.

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We hope you found our drug detection time chart helpful for determining which drug testing method best suits your needs. If you're still unsure and need help, give our representatives a call at 800-656-0745 or send us an email.  



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