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A 48-year-old female asked:

One of our players was prescribed topical ketamine 10% in a compounded cream. is possibility of positive drug screen? if so , for how long?

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Dr. Douglas Green
A Verified Doctoranswered
25 years experience
Wow : It can only be found if specialized test for that are used. Standard drug screens do not test for it. However, this sounds very unusual... I strongly suggest a second opinion from a sports medicine orthopedic md.
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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 22 years experience
topical Ketamine is a very unusual prescription for a sports related injury. I agree that a second opinion might be a good idea.
Nov 13, 2013
Dr. Michael Parr
Addiction Medicine 57 years experience
Unlikely: Ona standard 12 panel urine drug screen, ketamine is not tested. It would require a specific chromatography test for ketamine.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2016

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