Drug Detection Times in Urine

The following chart gives approximate detection periods for each drug when tested using a urine drug test. The ranges depend on amount and frequency of use, metabolic rate, body mass, age, overall health, drug tolerance, and urine pH.

The detection times of drugs in urine are significantly greater than detection times in blood or saliva.

Abbreviated name on test Proper name Other names Approx. detectable time it remains in the body after use.
AMP AMPHETAMINES Speed, Uppers, Dexies, Sulph or Whizz 2-6 days
BAR BARBITURATES Barbs, Barbies, Blues, Seccies, or Tooties 3 – 8 days Short acting 3 – 4 weeks Long acting
BUP BUPRENORPHINE Subutex 3-6 days
BZO BENZODIAZEPINES Benzos, Roofies, Jellies or Eggs 2-14 days
COC COCAINE Coke, Crack, Charlie, Percy or Toot. 2-5 days
K2 /SPICE K2 /SPICE Black Mamba, Bombay Blue or Ecsess 24 to 72 hours
KET KETAMINE Green, Special K, Donkey Dust, Vitamin K 2-5 days
MET/mAMP METHAMPHETAMINES Ice, Glass, Crystal, Tina or Meth 2-6 days
MOP MORPHINE Opiates, Painkillers, Diamorphine 2-5 days
MTD METHADONE Dolly, Red Rock, Mixture or Linctus 2-8 days
OPI OPIATES Heroin, Skag, Horse, Brown or Smack 2-5 days
PCP PHENCYLIDINE Angel Dust or Peace Pill 3-7 days
THC CANNABIS Marijuana, Pot, Skunk, Spliff, Draw or Hash Casual use 2-14 days. Heavy use up to 30 days.

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