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Drug Testing In Newborn Babies
What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates. Is there a test for each different one?
Depends on situation: The routine newborn is not tested for drugs unless some suspicion is raised by the appearance or symptoms of the baby. If child protective services has a watch out for a given delivery, testing is routine & can be either a non specific screen or a more specific test. The more specific will differentiate opioids from the stimulants and cannabis. Once identified, no further id is needed for action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the extent of drug testing for a newborn baby for example there is several kinds of opiates is there a test for each different one or?
Varies: To begin with not all babies would be tested. In a few places the mom might have a urine screening, which is rather generic. However, if the mom is on a watch list & I need to check baby, the specimen is sent for rather specific chromatography which can define which if any specific drugs the kid was exposed to in the womb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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