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Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Of course: The screening is most often done using a blood or urine sample. These tests are sometimes administrated as part of an investigation for drug use or abuse. ...Read more

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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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Rule out infection as a cause with a urinalysis or culture
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Ask your doctor to review your medications in case one is the cause
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Rule out kidney stones with your doctor
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If male, schedule a prostate exam
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Can Zoloft cause a false positive urine drug screen for benzodiadepines?

Can Zoloft cause a false positive urine drug screen for benzodiadepines?

Possible: It is possible and there is some data to support: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2728940/#__ffn_sectitle This could be a class effect with that class of drugs. Always talk to your doctor for anything medical. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Get urinalysis with a mid-stream catch
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Visit PCP or urologist
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Follow up with urologist
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Note other symptoms, related medical history
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Is there any medical reason for an abnormally large number of false positives for benzodiazepines on urine drug screens?

Is there any medical reason for an abnormally large number of false positives for benzodiazepines on urine drug screens?

Benzodiazepines: Nope. But remember benzos can stay positive in the urine for six weeks. One false positive is occasionally seen, but not repeated testing. ...Read more

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Why do benzodiazepines show positive in my urine and i'm not sure what causes this when i'm not taking anything but blood pressure meds?

Why do benzodiazepines show positive in my urine and i'm not sure what causes this when i'm not taking anything but blood pressure meds?

False positive?: Some nonsteroidal medications can cause false positives for benzodiazepines: daypro, tolmetin (tolectin) Naproxen (aleve) Etodolac (lodine) and fenoprofen (nalfon). In some cases, the antidepressant zoloft can do it also. http://tinyurl.com/ks79fns i don't know of any antihypertensives known to cause this -- so i'm wondering if you also take some of these other meds? ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Checklist)

Go to your PCP have a complete exam urinalysis, a culture sensitivity.
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If all exams are normal, make a habit to drink a lot of water.
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Request regular urine checks to see if the blood in your urine persist
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The difference between Benzodiazepine and diazepam? It's a urine test and have seen1-6 weeks and 7-10 days, took 2.5 mg 10days ago first time in 2 yrs

No difference: Diazepam is a specific example drug from the class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines. The rest of your statement does not form a question so I can't really decipher it well enough to know how to answer. ...Read more

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Benzodiazepines Level (Definition)

Testing blood levels of benzodiazepines is not a routine or common clinical test. It is done by simply taking a blood sample and testing it in the lab. It is most commonly done in research studies. An example of clinical use would be when there is a discrepancy between the prescribed dosage and ...Read more

Urinalysis (Definition)

It is a routine test on urine which tests for concentration of urine with specific gravity, screening for glucose, protein, blood, nitrites which is a screening test for infection.And microscopic exam for white blood cells ...Read more

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