What are cut-off levels?

What are cut-off levels?

What does “Cut-off level” mean? Essentially, it means separating the positives from the negatives. In drug and alcohol testing, a cut-off level is a level at which the concentration of a substance in your breath, urine, or saliva, indicates a safety risk.

What should the cut off level be for a drug test?

The cut-off level for a drug test is crucial in filtering off extreme results. A very low and conservative drug test cut-off level may result in a lot of false positives, such as in the case of people who eat poppy seeds or become exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke.

What is the cutoff level for cannabinoid screening?

The cumulative level of cannabinoid compounds detected (THC, Carboxy, other) would all contribute to reaching the cutoff level for screening (1 pg/mg).

What is the Carboxy THC confirmation cutoff level?

If the levels exceed the Carboxy THC confirmation cutoff level (0.05 pg/mg), the results will be reviewed and verified by a Positive Certifying Scientist and then reported out as a confirmed positive results.

How is the FDG avidity of a lesion measured?

FDG avidity is increasingly being quantitated, in order to have numerical values for comparisons. Quantitation of FDG avidity is most commonly performed with standardized uptake values (SUV), a measurement of tracer uptake in a lesion normalized to a distribution volume.

What are the cutoff levels for drug testing?

Drug cutoff levels are the minimum concentrations of drugs or metabolites that must be present in specimens, before labs will report the drug testing results as positive.

What’s the cut off for a urine test?

It may reveal some level of a substance’s concentration, but below the cut-off level. The most common drug cut off level for urine tests is 50 ng/ml. However, in some cases, this cut-off can be as high as 100 ng/ml and as low as 15 ng/ml. The testing process happens in two steps.

What are the drug levels for the emit test?

Drug Test Cutoff Levels for the (EMIT) Test Drug Nanograms per Milliliter (ng/ml) Marijuana metabolites 50 Cocaine metabolites 150 Opiate metabolites 1 2000

What is the limit of quantification in a drug test?

At least one analyte within the group must have a concentration equal to or greater than the initial test cutoff or, alternatively, the sum of the analytes present (i.e., equal to or greater than the laboratory’s validated limit of quantification) must be equal to or greater than the initial test cutoff.