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False positive for opiates. What can I do?

False positive for opiates. What can I do?

Repeat and appeal: If there is a false positive on a drug screen you can ask for a repeat. There is also the possibility of having nail or hair samples tested, this will give the investigators a longer time frame of your history to examine. However, it will be difficult to undo the damage of one positive drug screen without a lot of work on your part. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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Can ADHD medications cause a false positive for opiates?

Can ADHD medications cause a false positive for opiates?

It's unlikely: Adhd medications are either stimulants, non-stimulants (anti-hypertensives), or anti-depressants. ...Read more

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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 sumboxone show up in a probation drug test as an opiate or make a false positive?

Does sumboxone show up in a probation drug test as an opiate or make a false positive?

Usually not: Depends on what they are testing for. Suboxone (buprenorphine) does not show up in most commercial kit tests, and requires a special kit designed only for this drug. Occasionally, however, the Naloxone (which is part of the drug) is absorbed and can show up as an opiate positive. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug test showing positive for opiates?

What's to tell: If the test is done correctly - a positive screening test followed by more sophisticated confirmatory tests, which if positive has close to a 100% accuracy that the person used opiates. The only "false" positive is with poppy seeds, which actually have a chemical related to morphine in them, and produce tiny quantities of morphine after metabolism. They should be avoided before testing. ...Read more

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Does a drug test positive for opiates or does it detect two different types of opiates?

Simple urine test: Only shows that you're positive for opiates. However, most people will send it to a lab to determine which opiates are present and that is done by gas chromatography and at that point the specific opiates that you are taking will be identified. Best wishes. ...Read more