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Doctor insights on: Drug Screening Results

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Do hospitals drug test newborns? Drug test

Do hospitals drug test newborns? Drug test

Depends: In my state if you end up on the Child & Family Services list, or the delivery team suspects, you can expect such testing.It is not done on all newborns. If we need to look, we can identify any drug exposure after about 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Will lotensin (benazepril) show up in a 10 panel drug screen?

Will lotensin (benazepril) show up in a 10 panel drug screen?

Probably not: Most drug screens are to detect drugs of abuse. Lotensin (benazepril) is to help with blood pressure. It is probably not being tested for. ...Read more

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Do standard drug tests that mostly test for illegal drugs detect nicotine?

Do standard drug tests that mostly test for illegal drugs detect nicotine?

No: Nicotine tests do exist, but it is not commonly tested for in standard urine drug screens. Typically you have the right to ask what substances are being tested for which varies from lab to lab, panel to panel. ...Read more

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Can hair follicle drug testing show false positives?

High unlikely: Drug tests of hair has been found to be much more sensitive than urine testing, and is 4-6 times more likely to identify drug users. Although, false positive tests can occur with any test, it is highly unlikely in drug testing with hair, the specificity is 93% - 100%. ...Read more

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What medications will show up as positive for methaphetamine in urine drug screen?

What medications will show up as positive for methaphetamine in urine drug screen?

Physicians ; UAs: I believe that most of us here on health tap support the concept of sobriety and recovery and not taking dangerous and unnecessary drugs or prescriptions. We would prefer not to help you sneak through a required drug screening process. If you are using methampthetamines please let this new accountability of having ua monitoring help you get into true sobriety and recovery. ...Read more

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Which medications will cause false positive urine analysis results for opiates?

Which medications will cause false positive urine analysis results for opiates?

Test: Urine opiate test are looking for metabolic derivatives of opioids other similar molecules can cause reactions during test, showing false positive results. The most famous: poppy seeds on the bagels. Also dexomethorphan and perylamine among many others. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone show on regular drug tests uboxone showing on drug test?

Does Suboxone show on regular drug tests uboxone showing on drug test?

Depends: Depends who is ordering how many panels on that drug screen. ...Read more

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Does tramadol show up on a lab urine drug screen 12 panel?

Does tramadol show up on a lab urine drug screen 12 panel?

Tramadol in urine ??: NO. the usual 12 drug panel is This 12 Panel Urine Drug Test (10 Panel Plus MDMA and Extended Opiates) checks for the presence of 12 drug metabolites including: Amphetamines Methamphetamines Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Marijuana Cocaine Opiates Phencyclidine Methadone Propoxyphene MDMA (Ecstasy) Extended Opiates Tramadol can be detected if its being looked for but in a "full drug panel" ...Read more

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Does suboxone show up in a routine drug screening?

Suboxone Prelim Scre: Hello. Yes it will show. Drug testing companies have "panels" which include suboxone. I include this on my screening cup. Some doctors may not. If one is taking it, and it doesn't show on the screen, it has to be due to the fact that the provider chose not to have suboxone as part of their cup panel. Metabolite for suboxone is different from other opiates so that it should not cause a false +. ...Read more

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Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Unclear: It would depend on the type of drug screen used. It is not an amphetamine like substance and would not likely show up as one. if you have a prescription for it I would show it to the testing agency, if not you would be taking your chances. ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make a marijuana specific drug test show positive?

Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make a marijuana specific drug test show positive?

No: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is metabolized to dexto-amphetamine and l-lysine. It may show positive for amphetamine/ methamphetamine on a drug test but it will not test positive for thc (marijuana). ...Read more

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Please interpret- C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

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C.trachomatis RNA TMA Result: Detected. Standard range: Not detected. Test performed using the Aptima Combo2 (R) assay gen-probe(r)

You have chlamydia: "Detected" means the test found chlamydia -- i.e. a positive result. Return to the doctor or clinic where the test was done for treatment. (If you tested yourself at a lab, see a doctor or clinic ASAP.) Your current or recent sex partner(s) also need treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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False posotive for drug test what can causr a false positive for THC on an institant drug test

A lot of products.: A screening drug test is not perfect. A site i would recommend for a list of over the counter medications and the associated false positives is: http://www.Askdocweb.Com/falsepositives.Html. ...Read more