The multi-drug of abuse urine test dip card is a drug screen test. It provides preliminary results for the detection of one or more of the drugs at the cut-off level:
|XTC||MDMA or Ecstasy|
|Amphetamines||Speed, Amp, Bennie, Chalk, Black beauties|
|Cocaine||Big C, Coke, Snow, Flake, Candy, Crack, Blow, Rock|
|Methamphetamines||Crystal, Meth, Ice, Glass|
|MDMA||Ecstasy, E, Adam, XTC, X|
|Opiates||Heroin, H, Hairy hombre, horse, Jones, Scag|
|Marijuana (THC)||Pot, Weed, Herb, Bud, MJ, Doobie, Reefer, Grass joint, Homegrown, Spliff|
|Phencyclidine||Angel dust, hog, Killer weed|
The following are guidelines only. The times can vary significantly from these estimates depending on how long the person has been taking the drug, amount of drug they use, or the person's metabolism.
|Amphetamines/ Methamphetamines (Speed/Uppers)||4-6 hours||2-3 days|
|Cocaine (Crack)||2-6 hours||2-3 days|
|Heroin (Opiates)||2-6 hours||1-3 days|
|Marijuana (Pot)||1-3 hours||30 days|
|Phencyclidine (Angel Dust/PCP)||4-6 hours||7-14 days|
The test is fairly sensitive to the presence of drugs in the urine. This means that if drugs are present, you will usually get a preliminary positive result. If you get a preliminary positive result, you should send the urine sample to the laboratory for a second, more accurate confirmation test.
It is very important to send the urine sample to the lab, because the initial drug screen result may give positive results when no drugs are actually present. Certain foods, food supplements, beverages, diet pills, or over-the-counter medicines can cause a reaction with the tests. Laboratories use a very reliable test method called gas chromatography mass spectrometry to determine whether or not your sample contains drugs.
Here are common reasons for inaccurate results:
55 consumers participated in a field study. The results of the study are summarized below. All 14 incorrect results are at drug concentrations at 50% ~ 150% of the cutoffs.
|Drug||Cutoff Conc. (ng/ml)||# Test||Result Interpretation|
No. There are several factors that can make the test results negative even though the person is using drugs. Because
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