A 34-year-old female asked:
does a urine drug test from pain management detect different names of opiates? also do they look for levels? how far back does the test go for opiates
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Gaffney answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It really depends on what test was ordered. However, most urine drug tests use mass spectrometry - so they can determine the different chemicals present in the urine. And yes, usually pain management clinics want to determine if you're taking the medication as prescribed - so they monitor drug concentration levels. Hope that helps!
Answered on Feb 20, 2015
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