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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Drug Testing (Overview)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a combination of criteria etc.


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What type of drugs are found on drug testing?

What type of drugs are found on drug testing?

Many: Opioids, benzodiazepines, amphetamines, barbiturates, Cocaine and marijuana. Other drugs may be assayed, but they are not typically done. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
585 Doctors shared insights

Drug Testing (Overview)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a combination of criteria etc.


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What do bosses look for in their drug testing?

What do bosses look for in their drug testing?

Drugs: Most tests are looking for evidence of illicit drug use, marijuana Cocaine etc. Along with alcohol and narcotics. Other drugs may be tested for but the main reason is not to find out what medicines you take but to ensure that you are not using any illicit drugs. ...Read more

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What does MDT stand for in regards to drug testing?

What does MDT stand for in regards to drug testing?

MDT: Multi Drug Test. It detects Methadone, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Meth, THC, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines & Oxycodone in urine samples. It is a 10 panel test. ...Read more

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How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

How good has drug testing gotten for new drugs now?

Very: Drug testing is quite sensitive and highly specific. Most labs run very sensitive screens to identify major classes of drugs then when they find a positive they run a highly specific gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer. This test uniquely identifies the parent compound and its metabolites. If the sample chain of custody is good, there is only one explanation for a positive result. ...Read more

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Drug testing for e-cigarette. Does such a thing exist?

Let me explain: E-cigarettes -- electronic cigarettes -- are tobacco-free devices usually shaped like cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Users get a hit of vapor containing nicotine or other substances.
The products generally produce a propylene glycol mist containing nicotine along with flavorings and other chemicals.

The nicotine can be tested. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug testing?

As it describes: It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a combination of criteria etc. ...Read more

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What are the most common methods for drug testing for employment?

What are the most common methods for drug testing for employment?

Urine and saliva.: Urine toxicology screens are quite common, though some now use saliva tests which are less prone to deceptive behavior. Some employers also use hair analysis, which looks back over a longer period of time and almost eliminates any potential for deception. ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting drug tested every week and I turn 18 in 2 months. My question is when I turn 18 will they stop drug testing me?

I don't know: If you are being tested that frequently, it would seem that at some point a court ordered it. You would have to refer to the court order to see if it stops when you become an "adult." However, I would ask why your age is listed as 40 years in your description. I would also start to think more about the role that drugs have played in your life, and getting into recovery than about getting caught ...Read more

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How often is meconium drug testing done?

As often as needed: Meconium drug testing is often done to validate a positive drug screen in the mother or newborn as the method is not confused by some innocent otc preparations. It can also demonstrate drug use over the months prior to birth where a urine test may miss those not used within days of birth. ...Read more

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What is the thalidomide drug testing procedure?

Thalidomide was a: Drug used for nausea in pregnancy in the 1959s and 69s but caused many birth defects such as absence of arms or legs. It caused the drug industry to re evaluate its policy as to the reporting of side effects and problems with the drug. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Please tell me, could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Yes: Right away depends on whether they are doing testing immediately and then sending to a lab for confirmation, or just sending to a lab. Many of the screening tests have tests for concentration as part of the test, and if the urine is too dilute it will show up. If they are just sending to the lab, the lab will tell them within 24 hours that the specific gravity or creatinine are low. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair work?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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How does drug testing using hair works?

Hair tells all.: Drugs and their metabolites are incorporated into your hair as it grows out. Simple chemical analysis can identify residues and reconstruct your history of ingestion. ...Read more

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Will fenugreek affect urine drug testing?

Not that I can find: I could find no references to any false positives related to this herbal medicine. ...Read more

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Does yogi detox tea help for drug testing?

Of course not: Nor will is cleanse you of "poisons", real or imaginary. If it did, the research piranhas at the nih would have figured out how to make scientific reputations by publishing about it. Enjoy your tea but don't expect magic -- and perhaps instead of doing illegal drugs that actually are likely to hurt you. ...Read more

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Need to no where to buy a drug testing kit?

Most pharmacies: Supply these and they can also be found and purchased via the internet but be cautious with these tests as they can produce many false positives and negatives unless backed by confirmation testing. ...Read more

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