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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why would methodone come up in a urine test? my mom was at the hospital after a seizure. urine sample said positive for methodone but she has never taken methodone in her life. can anything else be the cause for a false positive?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Methodone urine test: Check with the lab doing the test and see what it tests for and what may give a false+. I always repeat test if it does not make sense.
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