What Is a Cut-Off Level?

The cut-off level is a drug testing concept that refers to that point under which a drug test is called negative and above which a drug test is called positive. For drug screening, the cut-off is determined at a point that will optimize drug detection while maintaining minimum false-positive results. It is important to emphasize at this point that a negative result does not mean that a sample is drug-free, only that the level of concentration of any substance that it may contain is below the defined cut-off.

Drug Test Chart by Test Type:

Drug NameAbbreviationCut-Off Level
AlcoholALC0.02%
AmphetaminesAMP1000 ng/mL
BarbituratesBAR300 ng/mL
BenzodiazepinesBZO300 ng/mL
BuprenorphineBUP10 ng/mL
CocaineCOC300 ng/mL
EcstasyMDMA500 ng/mL
FentanylFEN200 ng/mL
MarijuanaTHC50 ng/mL
MethadoneMTD300 ng/mL
MethamphetaminemAMP (or MET)1000 ng/mL
MorphineOPI300 ng/mL
OxycodoneOXY100 ng/mL
PhencyclidinePCP25 ng/mL
TramadolTRA100 ng/mL
Tricyclic AntidepressantsTCA1000 ng/mL

12 Panel Now offers many different bulk drug testing kits including saliva and urine testing, and all test methods offer different drug detection periods and drug test cutoff levels. We have provided detection charts for each of our most popular selling drug testing kits.

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