Frequently Asked Questions


Drug Testing Information


What are the most commonly abused drugs?

DRUG NAME

ABBR

STREET NAME

Amphetamine
AMP
Crank, speed, uppers, meth, dexies
Barbiturates
BAR
Seconal, Nembutal, Phenobarbital
Benzodiazepines
BZO
Valium, Librium, Xanax, Ativan, Dalmane
Buprenorphine
BUP
Suboxone, Subutex, Bupe, Subs
Cocaine
COC
Coke, crack, blow, toot, flake, snow
Ecstasy
MDMA
Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, Essence
Marijuana
THC
Marijuana, Hashish, pot, weed, dope, grass
Methadone
MTD
Methadone, dollies, amidone, fizzies
Methamphetamine
mAMP
Crank, Crystal meth, Crystal methadrine, and Speed
Morphine
MOP
Heroin, morphine, codeine
Opiates
OPI
Heroin, morphine, codeine
Oxycodone
OXY
Percodan, percs, perks, pink spoons
Phencyclidine
PCP
PCP, angel dust, devil stick, dummy dust
Propoxyphene
PPX
Darvon



What are the abbreviations for abused drugs?

Drug Abbreviations

THC Marijuana
COC Cocaine
OPI Opiates
MOP Opiates 300 cutoff
AMP Amphetamines
PCP Phencyclidine
MAMP Methamphetamines
BZO Benzodiazepines
BAR Barbiturates
MTD Methadone
TCA Tricyclic Antidepressents
OXY Oxycodone
PPX Propoxyphene
MDMA Ecstacy


What are the Illegal & Prescription Drug Categories?

DRUG CATEGORY COMMON TRADE NAMES
THC Marijuana, Hashish, pot, weed, dope, grass
Cocaine Coke, crack, blow, toot, flake, snow
Opiates Heroin, morphine, codeine, vicodin, lortab, oxycontin, percodan, & percocet
Amphetamines dexedrine, adderall, speed, uppers, meth, dexies
Methamphetamines Crank, speed, meth,
Phencyclidine PCP, angel dust, devil stick, dummy dust
Barbiturates Seconal, Nembutal, Phenobarbital
Benzodiazepines Valium, Librium, Xanax, Ativan, Dalmane
Methaqualone Quaalude, Hymnal, Mandrax, Somnfac
Methadone Methadone
Propoxyphene Darvon



Detection Periods

Do you have a list of the detection periods of drugs?

Abbreviation Drug Name Cutoff level Approximatate
Detection in Urine
Approximate
Detection in Saliva
AMP Amphetamines 1000 ng/ml 2-4 days 1-3 days
BAR Barbiturates 300 ng/ml 4-7 days  
BZO Benzodiazepines 300 ng/ml 3-7 days  
COC Cocaine 300 ng/ml 2-3 days 1-3 days
MAMP Methamphetamines 1000 ng/ml 3-5 days 1-3 days
MDMA Ecstacy 500 ng/ml 1-3 days  
MTD Methadone 300 ng/ml 3-5 days  
MOP Opiates 300 cutoff 300 ng/ml 2-4 days  
OPI Opiates 2000 ng/ml 2-4 days 1-3 days
OXY Oxycodone 100 ng/ml 2-4 days  
PCP Phencyclidine 25 ng/ml 7-14 days 1-3 days
PPX Propoxyphene 300 ng/ml 1-2 days  
TCA Tricyclic Antidepressents1000 ng/ml 7-10 days  
THC Marijuana 50 ng/ml 15-30 days up to 14 hours
COT Nicotine 200 ng/ml 3-5 days  


Drug detection times indicate the period after you last took a drug, that drug testing can reveal its presence or resulting metabolites in your specimen. The amount of time that a drug metabolite remains detectable in urine can vary, depending on the following factors:

Amount and Frequency of Use: Single, isolated, small doses are generally detectable at the lower boundary. Chronic and long-term use typically result in detection periods near or at the upper boundary.

Metabolic Rate: Individuals with slower body metabolism are prone to longer drug detection periods.

Body Mass: In general, human metabolism slows with increased body mass, resulting in longer drug detection periods. In addition, THC (marijuana's active ingredient) and PCP are known to accumulate in fatty lipid tissue. Chronic users, physically inactive users, and individuals with a high percentage of body fat in relation to total body mass are prone to longer drug detection periods for THC and PCP.

Age: In general, human metabolism slows with age, resulting in longer drug detection periods.

Overall Health: In general, human metabolism slows during periods of deteriorating health, resulting in longer drug detection periods.

Drug Tolerance: Users typically metabolize a drug faster once a tolerance to the drug is established.

Urine pH: Urine pH can impact drug detection periods. Typically, highly acidic urine results in shorter drug detection periods.




Cutoff Levels

What are the cutoff levels for Urine Drug Testing?

DRUGSCREEN CUTOFF LEVELS CONFIRMATION CUTOFF LEVELS
THC50ng/ml15ng/ml
Cocaine300ng/ml150ng/ml
Opiates 2000ng/ml2000ng/ml
Amphetamines1000ng/ml500ng/ml
Phencyclidine25ng/ml 25ng/ml
Benzodiazepines300ng/ml200ng/ml
Barbiturates300ng/ml200ng/ml
Methadone300ng/ml 200ng/ml
Propoxyphene300ng/ml200ng/ml
Methaqualone300ng/ml 200ng/ml



Product Questions

What other types of testing products does American Screening Corporation offer?

We offer:
Assessment Testing
Alcohol Testing
Alcohol Breath Analyzers
Drug Testing
Drug Lab confirmation GC/MS
Hair Drug Testing
Infectious Disease Testing
Lab Drug Test with 80-hour alcohol detection
Medical supplies such as gloves, lab coats, safety glasses, and urine specimen cups.
Nicotine Test
Pregnancy & Ovulation
Urine Drug Tests Cups
Urine Drug Test Dip Cards
Saliva Drug Tests
Steriod Testing
Wholesale Drug Testing



Reliability & Accuracy Of Reveal Test

How accurate is the Reveal test?

The Reveal Drug Test is extremely sensitive and conforms to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) cutoff levels. It is FDA 510 Cleared and CLIA Waived. It is up to 99% accurate, and has up to a 24-month shelf life. The Reveal test is a screening detection device for drugs of abuse, that gives you a qualitative result; positive or negative, and for positive drug results we recommend that you send the completed test to a drug testing laboratory for GC/MS confirmation.



Specific Drug Related Questions

I want to test for Valium and Xanex, which Drug Test Kit should I choose?

12 PANEL REVEAL HOME DRUG TEST KIT


Which Rapid Drug Test will test positive for Darvon and Darvocet?

12 PANEL REVEAL HOME DRUG TEST KIT


Does Crack test positive under your cocaine drug test?

YES



Drug Specimen Collection Procedures

What is the minimum amount of urine needed to perform the Reveal Test?

30 ml of urine is recommended, especially if you send the urine specimen to our recommended SAMSHA Certified Drug Testing Laboratory for GC/MS confirmation.



Reading and Interpreting Reveal Drug Test Results

What happens if no control line appears when I run the Reveal test?

If no color band is visible in either of the control zones, or if there is no control line, the test is invalid.


What happens if a faint line appears on a Reveal test?

Should there be a positive reaction; a rose-pink band should be visible in each control zone and in the appropriate test zone. A faint or broken line indicates a negative result.


If there is a positive result on the Reveal test, what is the next step?

When there is a positive result, a rose-pink band is visible in each control zone (top band), and no color band appears in the appropriate test zone (bottom band). If you have achieved a positive result, you should forward your sample to the American Screening Corporation Laboratory for confidential confirmation testing. As a reminder, examination and confirmation takes 5 to 7 business days to complete.


How legally defensible is your Reveal Drug Test Kit?

Our Reveal Drug Test Kits are for screening purposes only. For a 99.9% accurate and forensically defensible test we recommend you send your specimen to a SAMHSA Certified Lab such as our ASC Laboratory for GC/MS confirmation Drug Facts & Effects –