Drug Test Detection Times & Levels

Drug test detection times and levels for urine and saliva

Detection times for drugs

The time that drugs can be detected on a drug test varies depending on the type of drug test kit used and also the brand of drug testing kit that is used. As a general rule drugs can be detected longer in urine than in saliva. 

Urine drug detection times & cut off

Use the tables below to confirm the sensitivity and window of detection possible

Full name: Code abbreviations on the drug test: the approximate detectable time it remains detectable in the urine after use: Cut off levels
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UK Drug Testing urine drug test codes & standard sensitivity and detection times  (some ultra test membranes have enhanced sensitivities specified in the individual listing)

 

Drug Name:

Abbr:

Detection Period

Cut off:

Alcohol

ETG

Up to 80 hours

500ng/mL

AB-PINICA synthetic THC

APB

2-5 Days

10ng/mL

Amphetamine

AMP

2-6 Days

1000ng/mL

Barbiturates

BAR

3-8 Days

300ng/mL

Benzodiazepines

BZO

2-14 Days

300ng/mL

Buprenorphine

BUP

3-6 Days

10ng/mL

Cannabinol

CNB

5-30 Days

500ng/ml

Cathinone

DCA

1-4 Days

150ng/mL

Carfentanyl

CFY

2-5 Days

500ng/mL

Cocaine

COC

2-5 Days

300ng/mL

Cotinine

COT

2-5 Days

100ng/mL

Ecstasy

MDMA

2-6 Days

1000ng/mL

EDDP

EDDP

2-5 Days

300ng/mL

Fentanyl

FYL

2-3 Days

10ng/mL

Gabapentin

GAB

1-2 Days

2000ng/mL

Ketamin

KET

3-5 Days

1000ng/mL

Lysergic Acid

LSD

2-5 Days

20ng/mL

Meperidine

MPR

1-4 Days

100ng/mL

Mephedrone

MEP

1-2 Days

100ng/mL

Marijuana Cannabis

THC

15-30 Days

50ng/mL

Methadone

MTD

2-8 Days

300ng/mL

Methamphetamine

mAMP

3-5 Days

1000ng/mL

Methaqualone

MQL

12-14 Days

300ng/mL

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone

MDPV

3-5 Days

1000ng/mL

6-monoacetylmorphine

DMA

2-5 Days

10ng/mL

Opiate / Morphine

MOR/P

2-4 Days

300ng/mL

Opiate / Morphine

OPI

2-4 Days

2000ng/mL

Oxycodone

OXY

2-4 Days

300ng/mL

Phencyclidine

PCP

7-14 days

25ng/mL

Pregabalin

PGB

3-5 Days

5000ng/mL

Propoxyphene

PPX

1-2 Days

300ng/mL

Synthetic Marijuana

K2/Spice

Up to 72hrs

50ng/mL

Tramadol

TML

3-5 Days

500ng/mL

Trazadone

TZD

3-5 Days

200ng/mL

Tricyclic Antidepressants

TCA

2-10 Days

300ng/mL

Zoldipem

ZOL

1-7 Days

50ng/mL



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How long are drugs detectable in urine and saliva?

The amount of time drugs stay in the body depends on many factors such as the amount of the drug taken, its strength, purity, the body weight of the person being tested and rate of metabolism, and whether they are a casual user or a long-term user. Cut-offs are brand specific and as a guide, the window period for drug detection using saliva or oral fluid drug test are shorter than the comparable urine test. 

Oral fluid saliva drug test kit detection times

Oral drug test detection times tend to be shorter when compared to the equivalent detection times in a urine drug test. This can be useful particularly for employers, as it is a good indication of whether an employee is under the influence of drugs at work. The dose of the drug taken has a significant effect on the clearance times.
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Saliva drug detection times & cut off levels for our tests

 

Drug Name:

Abbr:

Detection Period

Cut off:

Alcohol

ALC

Real time

0.02%BAC

Amphetamine

AMP

2-3 Days

50ng/mL

Benzodiazepines

BZO

2-3 Days

50ng/mL

Buprenorphine

BUP

2-3 Days

10ng/mL

Cocaine

COC

1-2 Days

20ng/mL

Cotinine

COT

1-2 Days

20g/mL

Ecstasy

MDMA

2-3 Days

50ng/mL

Fentanyl

FYL

48-72Hours

20ng/mL

Ketamine

KET

48-72Hours

50ng/mL

Methadone

MTD

8-12Hours

30ng/mL

Marijuana Cannabis

THC

8-12 Hours

12ng/mL

Methamphetamine

mAMP

2-3 Days

50ng/mL

Opiates

OPI

7-21 Hours

40ng/mL

Oxycodone

OXY

2-3 Days

30 + 50ng/mL

Phencyclidine

PCP

12-24 Hours

10ng/mL

Synthetic Marijuana

K2/Spice

Up to 48hrs

25ng/mL

Tramadol

TML

Up to 48Hours

30ng/mL


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