Which Drugs are Tested?

Urine Drug Testing

The standard drug screen used in Canada is based upon the recommendations of a document called the Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace.  This document was created by the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) and is updated every few years to stay relevant.  The Canadian Model, currently on it’s 5th version, recommends employers use a 5-panel drug screen which includes the following drugs:

Drugs or Classes of DrugsScreening Concentration > or = ng/mlConfirmation Concentration > or = ng/ml
Marijuana metabolite5015
Cocaine metabolite150100
Opiates
• Codeine
• Morphine
2000
-
-
-
2000
2000
6-Acetylmorphine1010
Phencyclidine2525
Amphetamines
• Amphetamine
• Methamphetamine
500
-
-
-
250
250
Ecstasy (MDMA)
• MDMA
• MDA
• MDEA
500
-
-
-
250
250
250

While the 5-panel drug screen is fine, it fails to screen for many of the prescription drugs that are often abused.  For that reason, HCC recommends using a 12-panel drug screen, which includes the following drugs:

Drugs or Classes of DrugsScreening Concentration > or = ng/mlConfirmation Concentration > or = ng/ml
Marijuana metabolite5015
Cocaine metabolite150100
Opiates
• Codeine
• Morphine
2000
-
-
-
2000
2000
6-Acetylmorphine1010
Phencyclidine2525
Amphetamines
• Amphetamine
• Methamphetamine
500
-
-
-
250
250
Ecstasy (MDMA)
• MDMA
• MDA
• MDEA
500
-
-
-
250
250
250
Methadone300100
Barbiturates300100
Benzodiazepines30050
Oxycodone100100
Propoxyphene300n/a

Stand alone drug panels can be added to either the 5-panel or 12-panel drug test or can be tested as a single drug.  Any of the above mentioned drugs can be tested as a stand-alone drug in addition to:

Drugs or Classes of DrugsScreening Concentration > or = ng/mlConfirmation Concentration > or = ng/ml
Fentanyl21
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)n/an/a

 

Oral Fluid Drug Testing

Drugs or Classes of DrugsScreening Concentration > or = ng/mlConfirmation Concentration > or = ng/ml
Marijuana Parent42
Cocaine metabolite208
Opiates4040
6-Acetylmorphinen/a4
Phencyclidine1010
Amphetamines
5050
Methamphetamine
5050
Barbiturates5050
Benzodiazepines1010
Methadone5020
Propoxyphene2010

 

Hair Drug Testing

Drugs or Classes of DrugsScreening Concentration > or = pg/mgConfirmation Concentration > or = pg/mg
Marijuana Parent10.1
Cocaine
-Benzoylecgonine, Norcocaine, Cocaethylene
500
-
500
50
Opiates200200
6-Acetylmorphinen/a200
Phencyclidine300300
Amphetamines
500500
Methamphetamine
500500

 

If you require a drug test that is not listed above, please contact us and we will check and see if testing is available for said drug.  Custom drug panels may be available in some situations.

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