Frequently Asked Questions

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Are Test Cups Reusable?

No. They are only to be used one time.

Drug Test Cup & Strip Instructions

Ovus Medical Video Instructions_ Drug Testing cups

What does CLIA Waived Mean?

Ovus Medical´s Drug Test Cups are CLIA Waived and FDA Approved.  CLIA: The Clinical Laboratory Improved Amendments (CLIA) establish quality standards for laboratory testing for the purpose of diagnosing and screening.  All tests that are CLIA Waived are simple tests, with low a risk of inacurate results.

What is the difference between Amphetamine and Methamphetamine?

Both are potent sympathominetic agents. Methamphetamine is the parent drug. It metabolizes into Amphetamine in the body. Methamphetamine and / or Amphetamine are excreted in the Urine.

How long do drugs stay in the system?
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What drugs are tested in the Test Cups?

Ovus Medical carries 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 & 14 Panel cups. Some or all of the following are included. 

Amphetamine. Barbiturates. Benzodiazepines. Buprenorphine. Cocaine. Ecstasy. Marijuana. Methadone. Methamphetamine. Opiates/Morphine. Oxycodone. Pregnancy. Fentanyl. Alcohol.

Are your tests FDA approved and CLIA waived?

Yes they are. All of our Urine screening cups have clearance, Clia Waived. Fentanyl, however is for forensic use only, a this time.

What temperature should Cups be stored at?

The cups should be stored at between 2-30 degrees C until the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch. The test cup must remain in the sealed pouch until use. Do not freeze. Kits should also be kept out of direct sunlight. Care should always be taken to protect the components of the kit from contamination. Do NOT use if there is evidence of microbial contamination or precipitation. Biological contamination of dispensing equipment, containers or reagents can lead to false results. Do NOT use after the expiration date.

What is the shelf life?

Cups will last up to 24 months if kept in a climate controlled area.
They should be stored at 2-30 C or 35-85 F

Can you take Urine from a toilet and test?

No. Toilet water will dilute the process and will not work. 

What is the minimum amount of Urine specimen needed for a conclusive test result?

You should always collect enough Urine in the event of a non-negative result.
The lab will require a minimum of 15mL of Urine specimen, but prefers 30mL for Urine testing.

What category covers Ecstasy?

Ecstasy is covered under Methamphetamine.

How fast do you ship?

Orders go out every weekday. Mon-Fri. Orders are generally shipped same day. Standard shipping is UPS Ground and arrives in 3-5 days. There is also Expedited / Overnight shipping  available.

Can I store these cups in the freezer?

No. We do recommend refrigerator or freezer. They should NOT be frozen.  They must be kept between 2-30 degrees Celcius.

How long does it take to perform the test?

Results from the test are done usually in under 5 mins. These are known as ‘rapid result’ tests. Be sure to read the results within 5 mins, do not interpret the results after 8 minutes, as they are invalid.

What are the detection times of Drugs in Urine:
DrugClassStreet NamePrescription Brand Name ExamplesDetection Time in Urine
AmphetamineStimulantspeedDexedrine,  Benzedrineup to 2 days
Barbiturates*depressants *sedatives *hypnoticsdowners, barbs, redsAmytal, Fiorinal, Nembutal, Donna

short-acting:  2 dayslong-acting: 1-3 weeks

(based on half-life)

Benzodiazepines*depressants *sedatives*hypnoticsbenniesValium, Ativan, Xanax, Seraxtherapeutic dose: 3 dayschronic use: 4 to 6 weeks or longer
Cocaine(benzoyl ecgonine metabolite)*Stimulantcoke, crack, rock cocainenonecocaine urine test: up to 4 days
CodeineAnalgesic / Opiatenonenone2 days
Ethyl alcohol, ethanol*depressants *sedatives*hypnoticsalcohol, liquor, beer, wine, boozenoneurine: 1 to 12 hoursserum/plasma: 1 to 12 hours
Heroin*Analgesic*Opiatesmack, tar, chasing the tigernone2 days
Marijuana, Can-
*Hallucinogenpot, dope, weed, hash, hempMarinol, Cesametsingle use: 2 to 7 daysprolonged, chronic use: 1 to 2 months or longer
Methadone*Analgesic*OpiatefizziesDolophine3 days
Methamphetamine*Stimulantspeed, ice, crystal, crankDesoxyn, Methedrineup to 2 days
Methaqualone*depressants *sedatives*hypnoticsludes, disco bisquits, 714, lemmonsQuaalude (withdrawn from U.S. market)up to 14 days
MDMA (methylenedioxy-
*Stimulantecstacy, XTC, ADAM, lover’s speednoneup to 2 days
Morphine*Analgesic *OpiatenoneDuramorph, Roxanol2 days
Phencyclidine*HallucinogenPCP, angel dustnone14 days, but up to 30 days in chronic users
Propoxyphene*Analgesic *OpiatenoneDarvocet, Darvon (all forms of propoxyphene withdrawn from U.S. market in November 2010)6 hours to 2 days
What is SAMHSA?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

What are the Shipping Costs?

Shipping costs vary depending on what city and state you live in. Once you place the order, the system will give you the shipping cost before you finalize the sale.

How long does alcohol stay in the system?

Up to approx 13 hours depending on how much alcohol was consumed.

Does the product need to be disposed of in any particular way for bio hazard reason?

No. Urines test cups pose no bio-hazard risk. They can be discarded in regular waste bins.

Do the cups test for Alcohol?

Yes, our 14 Panel Cups dp test for alcohol. We also carry Etg Alcohol test strips.

What are the cut off levels?

The following screening cutoff levels on our test cups are consistent with SAMSHA.

Drug NameAbbreviationCut-Off Level
AmphetaminesAMP1000 ng/mL
BarbituratesBAR300 ng/mL
BenzodiazepinesBZO300 ng/mL
BuprenorphineBUP10 ng/mL
CocaineCOC300 ng/mL
EcstasyMDMA500 ng/mL
FentanylFEN200 ng/mL
MarijuanaTHC50 ng/mL
MethadoneMTD300 ng/mL
MethamphetaminemAMP (or MET)1000 ng/mL
MorphineMOR300 ng/mL
OpiatesOPI300 ng/mL
OxycodoneOXY100 ng/mL
PhencyclidinePCP25 ng/mL
PropoxyphenePPX50 ng/mL
Synthetic Marijuana K2/SpiceK2/Spice5 ng/mL
TramadolTRA100 ng/mL
Tricyclic AntidepressantsTCA1000 ng/mL
What if the Test is Positive?

When the 12 Panel Drug Test is taken, the assesor may discuss any particular medical reasons that may affect the positive result.  In order to further verify the result, there may be further lab testing required.  It’s also good to understand how to evaluate and understand the test results.  An example of the test results are pictured below:



What is the accuracy?

Ovus Medical Multi Panel Cups are up to 99% accurate

Do you have a phone number I can call?

We do. However we find email enables us to provide the faster service. We love to answer your questions.  We focus on providing fast and high quality responses by email, so you’re always talking to a human that can help first-hand.  Email anytime

Are Morphine, Opiates and Heroin the same kind of Drug?

Yes, They are the same family.

How can I interpret the results? Positive or Negative.

Test results are indicated by the colored bands on the side of the cup or the bands on each strip. Negative results will show 2 lines. One in the Control region, one in the Test region. Presumptive positive results will show only one line in the Control region.  And Invalid results fail to show a line at all in the Control region. Please note that even a very faint line is a negative reading.


Do poppy seeds cause a false positive drug test?

Poppy seeds and dextromethorphan have been reported to lead to a false positive result for opiates. Decongestants (ephedrine) have been implicated in causing false positives for amphetamines. The body metabolizes codeine to morphine and both substances may be found upon testing.

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