Drug Detection Times in Urine

The time period over which drug abuse is detectable by the positive test results is dependent on a number of factors. It depends on frequency and quantity of the consumed drug, metabolic rate, the half-life of the drug and can vary with the age, weight, activity and composition of the diet drug user.

Each drug has different detection and metobolic periods. As a guide, the following table can be used:


Drug Detection Times in Urine

Drug   Verifiability starting      Detection period in days
Alcohol (ALC)    1 hour after consumption      1-3 days
Amphetamine (AMP)    4-6 hours after consumption       1 to 3 days (strongly dependent on the pH of the urine)
Barbiturates (BAR)    4-6 hours after consumption      1 day (short-acting) up to 20 days (long-lasting)
Buprenorphine (BUP)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-5 days
Benzodiazepines (BZD,BZO)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-3 days, by chronic consumption multiple weeks
Cocaine (COC)    2-6 hours after consumption      2-4 days
Cotinine (COT)    4 hours approx.      2-3 days
EDDP    4-6 hours after consumption      2-7 days
Fentanyl (FYL)    1-2 hours after consumption      1-2 days
Ketamine (KET)    2-6 hours after consumption      2-4 days
MDA    4-6 hours after consumption      1-3 days (strongly dependent on the pH of the urine)
Ecstasy (MDMA/XTC )    4-6 hours after consumption      1-3 days (strongly dependent on the pH of the urine)
(MET)    4-6 hours after consumption      1-3 days
Opiate-Morphine (MOR/OPI)    2-6 hours after consumption      2-4 days
Methylphenidat (MPD)    4-6 hours after consumption      1-2 days
Methadone (MTD)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-5 days
Oxycodone (OXY)    4-6 hours after consumption      1-3 days
Phencyclidine (PCP)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-4 days
Propoxyphene (PPX)    4-6 hours after consumption      1-2 days
Spice/K2 (synth. Cannabinoids)    1-3 hours after consumption      1-3 days
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-3 days
Cannabinoids (THC)    1-3 hours after consumption      2-3 days, with regular consumption several weeks
Tramadol (TML)    4-6 hours after consumption      2-6 days
Zolpidem (ZOL)    4-6 hours after consumption      1-4 days

 

Detection time of drugs in saliva

After consumption, the drug is synthesized very quickly in the organism, therefore the first traces of the substance in the saliva can be established within a few minutes after ingestion. The timespan to detection depends on the amount consumed.

 

Drug Detectability from  Detectability in hours
Alcohol (ALC)  immediately after consumption  up to 8 hours
Amphetamine (AMP) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 72 hours
Benzodiazepines (BZD, BZO) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 72 hours
Cocaine (COC) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 24 hours
Methamphetamine (MET) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 72 hours
Morphine/Opiates (MOR/OPI) 10 minutes after consumption  1 up to several days, depending on the amount
Methadone (MTD) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 48 hours
Phencyclidine (PCP) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 24 hours
Oxycodone (OXY) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 24 hours
Cannabinoides (THC) 10 minutes after consumption  up to 14 hours
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