Fatigue crack growth thresholds ΔKth for metals are provided in many fitness-for-service codes. However, fatigue crack growth thresholds at negative stress ratios are not consistently defined. There are two forms of thresholds at negative stress ratios: constant thresholds irrespective of stress ratios, or increasing thresholds with decreasing stress ratios. The definitions of the thresholds at negative stress ratios also take two forms: either ΔKth = Kmax−Kmin, or ΔKth = Kmax. ASME Section VIII, Section XI (ferritic steel) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) give constant thresholds expressed by ΔKth = Kmax. American Petroleum Institute (API) 579 and ASME Section XI (stainless steel) give increases in thresholds with decreasing stress ratios and the thresholds are expressed by ΔKth = Kmax−Kmin. British Standard (BS) 7910 gives constant thresholds expressed by ΔKth = Kmax−Kmin. The fatigue crack growth thresholds differ significantly among different fitness-for-service (FFS) codes. Appropriate thresholds for ferritic steels, stainless steels, and aluminum alloys are demonstrated in the literature survey.