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would lidoderm patches (lidocaine) show in a drug screen?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Probably not.: This is not one of the chemicals usually looked for in drug screens as it is not a narcotic.

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What screening tests do newborns get?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Many screens.: In most states, newborns are screened for elevated blood pressure, congenital cyanotic heart disease (with oxygen level), jaundice and hearing loss in the hospital. At 48 hours of age (in indiana), a newborn screen is done with heelstick and tests for sickle cell and other anemias, thyroid disease, metabolic disorders, including pku and cystic fibrosis. Some (not all) infants have a blood type.
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What is a hearing screening for newborns?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Screen for problems: Many states require infant hearing screening tests before your newborn leaves the hospital. These are done to detect any difficulties your baby may have with hearing early on so that proper therapies can be initiated as soon as possible. However many babies do not pass this initial screening and are not deaf. They simply need to repeat the test once discharged and many will then pass.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Tobacco can it show up in a urine test for insurance?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Yes: A metabolite of nicotine, cotinine, is often tested by insurance companies. Cotinine can be detected in urine or oral fluid for three days after last use, may be longer depending on the genetic make up of the individual.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does my doctor need to screen me for STDs during pregnancy?

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Dr. Juan Richiusa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Fetal infection: Screening is necessary because some of these infections can be transmitted to the fetus and can cause serious complications. At the same time, transmission can be prevented if treated early.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do doctors check for irregular periods?

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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and correct the condition. Tests can include blood work and ultrasound.

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