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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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
586 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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Could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Could a drug testing facility tell right away if your urine is too diluted?

Yes: The testing shows specific gravity of the urine which is a measure of degree of concentration or dilution. ...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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How does the drug testing work for a urine test?

How does the drug testing work for a urine test?

Check the link: These toxicology screen tests usually test for a range of substances or substrates from drugs like morphine, cocaine, marijuana etc. The tests are sensitive enough to detect the molecules if there is a certain concentration of the drug or it's substrate in the urine. If positive, the confirmatory test is done to quantify the substance. Here is more info:
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2010/0301/p635.Html. ...Read more

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Does the lidoderm 5% effect drug testing at work?

Usually not: Then usual drug screening does not screen for local anesthetics but drug screening can be modified to test for specific drugs added to the drug screen depending on what your employer wants and willing to pay for. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

For participation: In extracurricular activities such as sports teams I believe it is useful to protect the participants. ...Read more

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What is chromatography/ mass spectrometry in drug testing saw it on my bill?

Name of technique: That is the name of the technique used to definitively chemically identify the substances found in the sample. ...Read more

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How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?

How long will it take for one 10mg methadone in pill form to leave my system for drug testing and screens?

Methadone: Methadone is one of those drugs where it's almost impossible to say when it will be completely washed out of your system - essentially because it has a ton of metabolites and a huge half life window. Could be as little as 2 days or 2 weeks. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

How long will lsd stay in your system for drug testing?

LSD: In urine, lsd can be detected for 2-5 days. There can be false positives. Hair samples can reveal it for much longer -- some sources say 90 days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug testing: false positive for cocaine?

Can you tell me about drug testing: false positive for cocaine?

It is very: Very unlikely you will have a false positive test given the sophisticated technology used to confirm screening drug tests. False positives occur on the screen but when submitted to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry only true positives emerge. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nano vapor pre-workout ingredeints and drug testing?

Should not affect: As far as I can tell, these powders are amino acid supplements, which are essentially the same as having a high protein milkshake to build up muscle. It should not influence any drug testing, unless you are using other supplements which may have banned substances in them (like PPA, amphetamine etc.) ...Read more

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What are the drug testing methods to determine the presence of shabu or methamphetamine?

What are the drug testing methods to determine the presence of shabu or methamphetamine?

Depends: There are a variety of screening tests which detect amphetamine like substances - metabolites of ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine or others of the substituted phenethylamine group - a very large group. If positive on screening tool, gas chromatography / mass spectrometry will confirm the compound and its metabolites. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I take a prescription drug if I am subject to dot drug testing?

DOT Drug testing: Drug testing for dot involves testing for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamine, opiates, and phencyclidine (pcp). If you are obtaining your "opiate" prescription legally from a doctor, then you need to disclose that and be ready to explain it to a medical review officer when your urine comes back positive. There is no acceptable medical explanation for drugs like marijuana even if legal in your state. ...Read more

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What is the process of drug testing a new born? Do they drug test randomly or on all babies?

What is the process of drug testing a new born? Do they drug test randomly or on all babies?

Varies: My delivering hospitals have lists from Child and Family Services that point out individuals with open drug investigations. When they deliver, urine from mom and baby will usually be screened and in many cases the first baby stool will also be submitted for study. I do not routinely order drug studies on babies, but any prior history of maternal drug use may require screening for medical purposes. ...Read more

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I have a drug test on thursday. I take meth last saturday. What will I do so that I pass on drug testing. Thank you.

Wrong question, Dom: There is no way to beat today's screening. You should be asking how to get this awful drug out of your life. You will need help, and new friends. Your personal physician can help. Meth is treacherous. Nobody can control it, even if they think they are tough. You are asking for a cruel death. Please do not let this happen. ...Read more

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Is it legal to buy modafinal through the mail if you have a prescription. Does it have to be us co.? Should list it as a drug taken at drug testing?

Is it legal to buy modafinal through the mail if you have a prescription. Does it have to be us co.? Should list it as a drug taken at drug testing?

US mailorder = legal: It is legal to buy Modafinil or any other legally prescribed drug from a licensed U.S. Pharmacy using mail-order. It is illegal to buy prescription drugs from foreign countries, although it is widely done. Yes, you should probably list it, along with any other drugs you take. ...Read more

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My son takes ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg twice a day. I recently began drug testing him because he was found smoking pot. I use a 7 panel test obt?

My son takes ritalin (methylphenidate) 10mg twice a day. I recently began drug testing him because he was found smoking pot. I use a 7 panel test obt?

7 drug panel: A 7-drug panel should be sufficient to test most drugs your child would use. It does not test for spice. Children with adhd are at higher risk for smoking cigarettes, using alcohol and drugs, have car accidents, and becoming divorced if they married (and if not treated) - enroll your child in a substance abuse program, attending aa/ na meetings and counseling - those lower his risk for drug abuse. ...Read more

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Cyclobenzaprine HCl will it show up in drug testing?

As a tricyclic: Cyclobenzaprine is not chemically similar to benzodiazepines, which include drugs such as xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, valium, and klonopin. There should be no cross reactivity between cyclobenzaprine and benzodiazepines on drug testing. Cyclobenzaprine is chemically similar to tricyclic antidepressants, such as Elavil (amitriptyline). Some panels for substances of abuse do include tests for tricyclics. ...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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Can you tell me about drug testing with a shy bladder (paruresis)?

Can you tell me about drug testing with a shy bladder (paruresis)?

Depends: On what you mean by a "shy bladder, " which is often just internalized guilt/shame over the act of micturition left over from our toilet training days. If you are being watched when you urinate, alternatives are use of a bathroom with a camera, running water while you try to urinate, doing water loading prior to the test (plus caffeine) and other techniques. Some programs will do saliva/oral swabs. ...Read more