Drug Detection Windows

State Guidelines on Prescribing Opiates

Drug metabolism is quite complex, so the following should be used as a guideline. If you have specific questions regarding a sample, please contact our laboratory staff at 626-386-5277.


Detection Windows

Drug Class
Analyte
Trade Name
Urine Detection Time
Oral Fluids Detection Time
Alcohol
Ethyl Glucuronide/Ethyl Sulfate 1 – 3 Days N/A
Barbiturates
Butabarbital Butisol® 2 – 3 Weeks N/A
Butalbital Esgic®, Fiorinal® 3 – 10 Days Up to 48 hours
Pentobarbital Nembutal® 4 – 6 Days Up to 48 hours
Phenobarbital Solfoton® Up to 30 Days Up to 48 hours
Secobarbital Seconal® 4 – 6 Days Up to 48 hours
Benzodiazepines
Alprazolam Xanax® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Clonazepam Klonopin® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Chlordiazepoxide Librium® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Diazepam Valium® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Flunitrazepam Rohypnol® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Flurazepam Dalmane® 1 – 3 Days N/A
Lorazepam Ativan® 1 – 5 Days Up to 48 hours
Midazolam Versed® N/A Up to 48 hours
Nordiazepam Madar® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Oxazepam Serax® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Temazepam Restoril® 1 – 7 Days Up to 48 hours
Triazolam Halcion® N/A Up to 48 hours
Carisoprodol
Carisoprodol Soma® 1 – 4 Days N/A
Drugs of Abuse
Heroin Heroin 24 Hours Up to 48 hours
Cannabinoids Weed, K2, Spice See Below Up to 24 hours
Cocaine Coke, Crack 1 – 4 Days Up to 48 hours
MDA Adam 1 – 3 Days N/A
MDEA Eve 1 – 3 Days N/A
MDMA Ecstacy 1 – 3 Days N/A
Phencyclidine PCP, Angel Dust 14 – 30 Days Up to 48 hours
Opiates
Buprenorphine Suboxone® 1 – 10 Days N/A
Codeine Tylenol® III 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Dihydrocodeine Synalgos-DC® 1 – 3 Days N/A
Fentanyl Actiq®, Fentora® 1 – 2 Days N/A
Hydrocodone Vicodin® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Hydromorphone Dilaudid® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Meperidine Demerol® 1 – 2 Days N/A
Methadone Methadose® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Morphine Kadian®, MS Contin® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Oxycodone Oxycontin®, Percocet® 1 – 3 Days Up to 48 hours
Oxymorphone Opana® 1 – 3 Days N/A
Propoxyphene Darvon® 1 – 2 Days N/A
Tapentadol Nucynta® 1 – 2 Days N/A
Tramadol Ultram® 1 – 4 Days N/A
Stimulants
Amphetamine Adderall® 1 – 4 Days Up to 48 hours
Methamphetamine Desoxyn® 1 – 4 Days Up to 48 hours
Phentermine Adipex-P® 1 – 4 Days N/A
Cannabinoids
Light Smoker 1 – 3 Days
Moderate Smoker 3 – 5 Days
Heavy Smoker 10 – 21+ Days
Chronic Smoker 14 – 30+ Days
Oral Ingestion 1 – 5 Days

Note: Detection windows are approximate values that depend upon the individual’s metabolism, dosage, and dosage form.