The first thing that you need understand about any drug test is that it is a science. It is about analyzing your body and then testing for certain chemicals, ie drugs, and alcohol. Everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s metabolism is different. This influences the rate at which drugs and alcohol are metabolized into and through your system. There is no way to tell just from a conversation whether or not you will pass a drug test. It is nearly impossible for anyone to tell you if you will pass a test based on the time frame and what you have ingested between taking drugs or consuming alcohol and when the drug test is. The best advice I can give you is to STAY SOBER. There is a big risk when trying to “trick” a drug test. You could be at risk for probation violation, you could face jail time, and even filing of new charges if you fail a drug test.
The Eight-Panel Drug and Alcohol Testing device is based on the principle of specific immunochemical reaction between antibodies and antigens to analyze particular compounds in human urine specimen. The assay relies on the competition for binding antibody between drug conjugate and a free drug which may be present in the urine specimen being tested.
When any combination of drug or alcohol is present in the urine specimen, it competes with drug conjugate for the limited amount of antibody-dye conjugate. When the amount of the drug or alcohol is equal or more than the cut-off, it will prevent the binding of drug conjugate to the antibody. Therefore, a positive urine specimen on the 8-panel drug and alcohol test will not show a colored band on the test line zone, indicating a positive result, while the presence of a colored band indicates a negative result.
A control line is present in the test window to work as a procedural control. This colored band should always appear on the control line zone if the 8-panel drug and alcohol drug testing device is stored in good condition and the 8-panel drug and alcohol drug test are performed appropriately.
Below is a list of cut-off concentrations for each drug or controlled substance used in the eight-panel drug test:
- Amphetamine – 1000 ng/ml of d-amphetamine
- Barbiturate – 300 ng/ml of secobarbital
- Benzodiazepine – 300 ng/ml of oxazepam
- Buprenorphine – 10 mg/ml of Buprenorphine-3- β-d-glucuronide
- Cocaine – 300 ng/ml of benzoylecgonine
- EDDP – 100 ng/ml of EDDP
- Fentanyl – 200 ng/ml of Fentanyl
- Ketamine – 1000 ng/ml of Ketamine
- Marijuana/Cannabinoid (THC) – 50 ng/ml of 11-nor-Δ9-THC-9-COOH
- MDMA (Ecstasy) – 500 ng/ml of MDMA
- Methadone – 300 ng/ml of methadone
- Methamphetamine – 1000 ng/ml of (+)methamphetamine
- Methylphenidate – 300 ng/ml methylphenidate
- Morphine/Opiate – 300ng/ml of morphine
- Morphine/Opiate – 2000 ng/ml of morphine
- Oxycodone – 100 ng/ml of oxycodone
- Phencyclidine – 25 ng/ml of phencyclidine
- Propoxyphene – 300 ng/ml of nor-propoxyphene
- Tramadol – 200 ng/ml of Tramadol
- Tricyclic antidepressants – 1000 ng/ml Nortriptyline
If you are facing any kind of drug test, you should try and remain sober. Trying to “beat the system” can get you into a lot of trouble. Here is a list of all different kinds of paneled drug tests and what they test for. As always, our advice is to REMAIN SOBER. This is the best chance you have at moving through the system with the highest chance of success. If you feel you can’t stay sober, talk to your attorney about seeking drug or alcohol treatment.
If you are facing an 8-panel drug test, or any kind of drug test, and have more questions please give us a call today.