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New personnel in recovery centers, clinics, and similar organizations are sometimes tasked to perform routine urine drug testing on their clients. Sometimes, the abbreviations on drug testing cups are puzzling to those newbies. What does COC mean on a drug test? How about AMP? Which drug testing cups should you use to detect a particular substance? Read on to find out.

Amphetamine (AMP)

Amphetamine stimulates the central nervous system. Drug testing cups with multi-panels of 6 and above can detect it 2-4 days after using the substance. This drug is typically prescribed (in small doses) to people suffering from depression, narcolepsy and obesity,

This “upper” can make users feel happier, more alive and energetic. This is why it tends to be abused by people who want to experience those feelings. However, prolonged use can cause hallucinations and delusions. Abusing this drug can cause not only aggression, agitation, and violence. It can also lead to health issues like heart disease, stroke, and convulsions.

Barbiturates (BAR)

Barbiturates are one of the longest-lasting substances in terms of detection time, as it can show in urine 2 days to 3 weeks after use. They can be detected by urine drug test cups with multi-panels of 12 and above.

This substance is commonly prescribed to people who are suffering from insomnia, convulsions, and severe headaches as it can help the user sleep better. But this is also the very reason why barbiturates are abused. And because users typically develop a resistance for the drug, they increase the dosage. This is very harmful as it can lead to coma or worse, death.

Buprenorphine   (BUP)

Buprenorphine is prescribed to relieve opiod withdrawal and also for chronic pain. Like opiods, Buprenorphine also makes the user feel euphoric even with a low dosage. It can be detected by 6- 14 panel urine drug test cups.

Prolonged use of this substance can lead to depression, insomnia, fatigue, and in some instances, death.

Benzodiazepines (BZO)

Benzodiazepines are one of the most popular psychoactive drugs that are prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and other health conditions. When used long-term, the user can develop tolerance, dependence and other adverse effects. You can use 6-14 panel drug test cups to detect this substance in urine.

Cannabis (THC)

Cannabis, popularly known as marijuana, is classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. It is prescribed for people suffering from chronic pain, anorexia, sleep disturbances, and severe nausea.

To detect this substance in urine, we recommend using cups with 8-14 panels.

Cocaine (COC)

Cocaine is a stimulant that’s highly addictive. It boosts energy and alertness. Frequent users develop a tolerance for the drug which can lead to addiction.

This substance can be detected using 6 to 14 panel urine drug test cups.

Fentanyl (FTY)

With a potency that’s 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, this Schedule II prescription drug is usually prescribed for patients suffering from severe pain arising from surgery or chronic pain.

To detect Fentanyl, use 13 panel or 14 panel urine drug testing cups. You can also use Fentanyl Urine Test Strips.

MDMA/Ecstasy (MDMA/XTC)

This substance is best detected with 10 panel, 12 panel, 13 panel, or 14 panel drug test cups. This “party drug” is said to increase confidence, boost energy, lower inhibitions, and enhances feelings of wellbeing and anxiety.

High doses, on the other hand, can cause heart attack, brain haemorrhage, and consequently, death.

Methamphetamine (MET/MAMP)

The human brain has naturally occurring dopamine and norepinephrine – substances that make us “feel good”. That feeling, Meth replicates. Dependence on this substance can lead to violent behavior, changes in the structure and function of the brain, along with a host of other health issues.

Use 8 panel, 10 panel, 12 panel, 13 panel or 14 panel for the detection of this drug in urine.

Morphine (MOP)

Morphine alters the brain’s perception of pain. This is why it’s prescribed to people who are suffering from severe pain.

This drug can be detected by drug test cups with 6 -14 panels 2-5 days after intake.

We hope this answers your question, What does MTD mean on a drug test?” For more resources on drug testing, drug testing cups, and recovery, do visit the Ovus Medical Blog.

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