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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does the hospital give you a urine drug test when you deliver a baby?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Not usually: Most hospital do not do a urine drug test on most patients. One might get done if there are concerns that it might be positive or the person is at high risk. Though some hospitals might routinely check. In our practice we do not order one unless concerned.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not routinely: However, if you have ever been investigated by CPS, have visitors that smell like weed or act like drug users, expect it. Hospital personnel, nurses & physicians are required by law to report any suspicion. If none of these applies to you, I would not expect it to be done.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

In a urine drug test, what drugs do they usually look for?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Umbreit
Urology 15 years experience
Depends: You should ask the lab doing the test. It is usually commonly missused illicit drugs and prescription drugs.
Last updated Aug 14, 2017


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