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What’s in a 12 Panel Drug Test?

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Urine cups are one of the most commonly used ways to test for illicit drugs because they are relatively quick and easy to administer.

However, not all urine cups are created equal. It is important to choose a drug test that is fast, efficient, accurate, and able to detect the necessary drugs.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on what’s in a 12 Panel Drug Test and how it can be adjusted to fit your needs best.

What is on a Drug Test?

Panels on drug tests range from six panels to 18 panels. The more panels a drug test has, the more drugs it will be able to detect.

The 6 Panel Drug Test includes:

  • Amphetamines (AMP)
  • Morphine (OPI)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Oxycodone (OXY)
  • Buprenorphine (BUP)

No matter how many panels one of our drug test cups has, it will always detect these six drugs.

What’s in a 12 Panel Drug Test?

The 12 Panel Drug Test Cup can detect 12 different drugs. It screens for the same drugs that are in the 6 Panel Drug Test Cup, but it also detects a variety of other drugs, including Marijuana and Methadone.

The full list of what’s in a 12 Panel Drug Test is:

  • Amphetamines (AMP)
  • Barbiturates (BAR)
  • Benzodiazepines (BZO)
  • Buprenorphine (BUP)
  • Cocaine (COC)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Methadone (MTD)
  • Methamphetamine (mAMP or MET)
  • Morphine (OPI)
  • Oxycodone (OXY)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA)

Amphetamines take 1 to 2 days to detect and have a cut-off level of 1000 ng/mL.

Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines take 1 to 4 days to detect and have a cut-off level of 300 ng/mL. Buprenorphine takes 2 to 6 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 10 ng/mL.

Cocaine takes 2 to 4 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 300 ng/mL, and Ecstasy takes 2 to 4 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 500 mg/mL.

Marijuana takes 5 or more days to detect and has a cut-off level of 50 mg/mL. Methadone takes 1 to 3 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 300 ng/mL.

Methamphetamine takes 2 to 4 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 1000 ng/mL. Morphine takes 2 to 3 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 300 ng/mL.

Oxycodone takes 1 to 3 days to detect and has a cut-off level of 100 ng/mL.

Types of Drug Tests

There are a variety of 12 Panel Drug Test Cup options you can choose from to suit your needs.

The 12 Panel Urine Drug Point of Care Test Cup detects Phencyclidine (PCP) instead of Tricyclic antidepressants. PCP, otherwise known as Angel Dust, is a mind-altering, dissociative drug that is illegally sold on the street.

The 12 Panel Drug Test Cup with ETG detects everything included in the basic 12 Panel Drug Test as well as alcohol.

Detecting Adulterants

Adulterants are substances that can be added to a sample to produce a false negative.

The 12 Panel Drug Test Cup with Adulterants (ADLTX) includes 3 adulterations: Specific Gravity, pH, and Creatinine. These three adulterations help measure urine concentration levels, and by testing for these adulterants, drug tests are more protected from tampering.

Why Choose 12 Panel Drug Test Cups?

The best types of drug tests are efficient and accurate.

Our 12 Panel Drug Test Cups are FDA-approved, are waived by CLIA point of care, and conform to SAMHSA cutoff levels.

They are accurate 99% of the time and display results quickly. Each cup comes with non-drip screw-tops to prevent leaks and spills. They are easy and safe to use, containing built-in temperature strips to help detect adulterated samples.

No additional tools or equipment are necessary for drug test cups. Instead, they are completely self-contained. This makes them one of the most cost-effective methods to screen for drugs.

How to Use and Read a 12 Panel Drug Test

Remove the Drug Test Cup from its pouch and write the donor’s information on the cup.

After collecting the urine sample, make sure the lid is securely closed and remove the label from the cup. Wait five minutes to peel off and interpret the results. Do not wait longer than eight minutes to interpret the results.

If a colored line does not appear in the test (T) region, the result is positive, and drugs above the cutoff level have been detected in the sample. If a colored line does not appear in the test (T) region, the result is negative, and drugs above the cutoff level have not been detected in the sample.

Results are only valid if a colored line appears in the control (C) region. If a line does not appear in the control (C) region, the test is invalid and must be discarded. The procedure must then be repeated with a new test.

If a colored line still does not appear in the control (C) region, discontinue the kit’s use and contact a local drug test distributor. Send the urine test results to a laboratory for confirmation if there are concerns about the accuracy of the test.

12 Panel Drug Test Cost

Our 12 Panel Urine Drug Tests are the lowest priced on the market.

The basic 12 Panel Drug Test and 12 Panel Point of Care Drug Test cost as low as $2.29 per drug test cup. The 12 Panel Drug Test Cup with Adulterants costs as low as $2.29 per drug test cup, and the 12 Panel Drug Test Cup with ETG costs as low as $2.69.

There are special wholesale pricing options available for bulk orders.

Benefiting from 12 Panel Drug Test Cups

Knowing what’s in a 12-panel drug test is the first step to finding the one that suits your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our drug test cups and how they can benefit your practice.

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