Ordering Recommendation

Useful for general screening in contexts of compliance and/or abuse. A screen with reflex testing is the preferred method for ruling out drug exposure. This test does not distinguish between the delta-8 and delta-9 forms of THC or their metabolites.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Random urine.

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 8 mL urine with no additives or preservatives in ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.


Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month


Qualitative Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique (EMIT)/Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection/Quantitative Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)/Quantitative Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry




1-4 days

Reference Interval

Drugs Covered and Cutoff Concentrations
Drugs/Drug Classes
THC (Cannabinoids) 50 ng/mL
Cocaine 150 ng/mL
Opiates 300 ng/mL
Oxycodone 100 ng/mL
Phencyclidine 25 ng/mL
Amphetamines 300 ng/mL
MDMA (Ecstasy) 500 ng/mL
Barbiturates 200 ng/mL
Benzodiazepines 200 ng/mL
Methadone 150 ng/mL
Propoxyphene 300 ng/mL
Alcohol 40 mg/dL

Interpretive Data

The absence of expected drug(s) and/or drug metabolite(s) may indicate noncompliance, inappropriate timing of specimen collection relative to drug administration, poor drug absorption, diluted/adulterated urine, or limitations of testing. The concentration at which the screening test can detect a drug or metabolite varies within a drug class. Specimens for which drugs or drug classes are detected by the screen are reflexed to a second, more specific technology (GC/MS, GC/FID, and/or LC-MS/MS). The concentration value must be greater than or equal to the cutoff to be reported as positive. Interpretive questions should be directed to the laboratory.

For medical purposes only; not valid for forensic use.

Oxycodone results are reported with the opiates results. MDMA results are reported with the amphetamines results. The following opioids are not detected in this test: fentanyl, buprenorphine, meperidine, tramadol, and tapentadol. A comprehensive panel that includes these opioids is available or individual opioid testing can be ordered. Refer to aruplab.com for test information.

Compliance Category



If the specimen screens positive, then Confirmation/Quantitation by GC/MS, GC/FID, and/or LC-MS/MS will be added to confirm result. Additional charges apply.

To order testing for individual opioids, refer to Fentanyl and Metabolite - Confirmation/Quantitation - Urine (ARUP test code 0092570), Buprenorphine and Metabolites - Confirmation/Quantitation - Urine (ARUP test code 2010092), Meperidine and Metabolite Quantitative, Urine (ARUP test code 3000248), Tramadol and Metabolites - Confirmation/Quantitation - Urine (ARUP test code 2002736). For the comprehensive panel, refer to Pain Management Drug Panel by High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry and Enzyme Immunoassay, Urine (ARUP test code 2007479).

Hotline History


CPT Codes

80307; if reflexed, add 80320; 80325; 80345; 80346; 80349; 80353; 80358; 80359; 80361; 80365; 80367; 83992 (Reflexed Alt Code: G0480 )


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0090386 Creatinine, Urine 2161-8
0090406 CDASU 9A Comments 48767-8
0092191 Amphetamines, Urn, Screen 19261-7
0092192 Cocaine, Urn, Screen 19359-9
0092193 Opiates, Urn, Screen 19300-3
0092194 Phencyclidine, Urn, Screen 19659-2
0092195 THC, Urn, Screen 19292-2
0092196 Barbiturates, Urn, Screen 19270-8
0092197 Benzodiazepines, Urn, Screen 14316-4
0092198 Propoxyphene, Urn, Screen 19429-0
0092199 Methadone, Urn, Screen 19550-3
0092400 Alcohol, Urn, Screen 46983-3
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • Alcohol, Urine
  • Amphetamines, Urine
  • Barbiturates, Urine;
  • Benzodiazepines, Urine
  • Cocaine, Urine
  • Creatinine, Urine
  • Marijuana, Urine
  • Methadone, Urine
  • Opiates, Urine
  • Pain Management
  • Phencyclidine, Urine
  • Propoxyphene, Urine
Drug Panel 9A, Urine - Screen with Reflex to Confirmation/Quantitation