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The DOT 5 Panel Test

The DOT 5 Panel Test

This DOT urine drug test is commonly confused and called a 7 panel test or 8 panel test and sometimes called the NIDA 5. The required testing under DOT regulations is a 5 Panel Urine Drug Test as defined by SAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Since the 2001 rewrite of DOT regulations 49 CFR Part 40 there has been an expansion of the DOT 5 panel drug test. The current version (June 2017) of the 5 Panel DIT drug test includes: Marijuana (THC), Cocaine, Amphetamines (including Methamphetamine, MDMA, MDA, and MDEA), Opiates (including Codeine, Morphine and 6-AM-heroin) and Phencyclidine (PCP). The chart below shows the initial screening and confirmation cut off levels for the DOT required 5 panel drug test.


Initial Test Analyte

Initial Test Cutoff Concentration

Confirmatory Test Analyte

Confirmatory test cutoff concentration

Marijuana metabolites

50 ng/mL

THC

15 ng/mL.

Cocaine Metabolites

150 ng/mL

Benzoylecgonine

100 ng/mL.

Phencyclidine

25 ng/mL

Phencyclidine

25 ng/mL

Opiate metabolites

Codeine/Morphine

2000 ng/mL

Codeine

2000 ng/mL.

Codeine

2000 ng/mL

Codeine

2000 ng/mL.

Morphine

2000 ng/mL

Morphine

2000 ng/mL.

6–Acetylmorphine

10 ng/mL

6–Acetylmorphine

10 ng/mL.

Amphetamines

AMP

500 ng/mL

Amphetamine

250 ng/mL.

MAMP

500 ng/mL

Methamphetaminew

250 ng/mL.

MDMA

500 ng/mL

MDMA

250 ng/mL.

MDA

500 ng/mL

MDA

250 ng/mL.

MDEA

500 ng/mL

MDEA

250 ng/mL.

National Drug Screening provides great information on DOT drug & alcohol testing programs. These programs include written policies and random consortium management. Visit our DOT Compliance page for more great information.