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Doctor insights on: Urine Drug Screens

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Could a 12 panel drug screen be passed using synthetic urine?

Could a 12 panel drug screen be passed using synthetic urine?

Not likely: The characteristics of several brands of artificial urine are now known, and many testing companies are specifically testing for some of those characteristics. I had a patient who passed all their tests until we noticed that the creatinine level on every test was essentially the same - that could not happen with normal urine. You should be more concerned about your drug problem than beating test. ...Read more

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Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

Would cystitis effect the accuracy of a drug urine screen?

No: Red blood cells, white blood cells, or even protein in the urine will not affect the chemical analysis of a urine drug screen and the follow-up confirmatory testing that they do. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could use someone elses urine to pass a drug screen?

Can you tell me if i could use someone elses urine to pass a drug screen?

No: Certified collectors undergo training and follow stringent federal guidelines to minimize the potetial for. Tampering or substituting urine from another source. If any irregularities occur during the process, the collector can request a collector under direct observation. ...Read more

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I have shot up one or two times a day for a week and a half and I have a drug screen monday it is now thursday will it still be in my urine?

I have shot up one or two times a day for a week and a half and I have a drug screen monday it is now thursday will it still be in my urine?

Yes: If you are "shooting up" the drug screen will detect this. That is why they do drug screens. It would appear that you have a drug abuse problem and should seek counselling and assistance for this addiction. ...Read more

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Do drs give u a drug urine screening on your period?

Do drs give u a drug urine screening on your period?

Should be no problem: The fact that a woman is having her period should not play a significant role in obtaining results for a urine drug screen (uds). The expected additional components would be blood/rbc's/protein and the screening and confirmatory tests should be acceptable. ...Read more

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Could clinics/hospitals only take urine to screen for drugs?

Could clinics/hospitals only take urine to screen for drugs?

Yes they certainly: could, and do. Additionally, other matrices are utilized including hair, blood and saliva. ...Read more