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What's the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

What's the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

Depends: The elimination time for various drugs is very different. Whether one considers a test to be positive or not, also depends on the threshold for the positivity. Lab tests are more sensitive than home tests, but it is not feasible to provide a general statement of the time difference for detection by the two methods for the multiple drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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If I took a 5mg of Percocet at 12:00am on Saturday and had a urine drug screen on Wednesday should the test be negative for drug detection?

If I took a 5mg of Percocet at 12:00am on Saturday and had a urine drug screen on Wednesday should the test be negative for drug detection?

Percocet half-life: Plasma half life is 3-5 h (half that of morphine). It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*6/24= 1.25 days. The oxycodone will stay in your system for about 1.25 days. Due to its short half-life, Percocet doesn’t stay in the urine long.
You will pass the test, but Percocet is very addictive drug. You should talk to your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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I had 6 beers yesterday. I have a non-etg urinalysis drug test today. Last beer was 11pm. Drug test is at 5:00. what are the chances of detection?

I had 6 beers yesterday. I have a non-etg urinalysis drug test today. Last beer was 11pm. Drug test is at 5:00. what are the chances of detection?

Non-etg, only 12 hrs: You were not careful to add am or pm for 5:00. It makes the difference. You were not careful to lmit your drinking. You are not as careful as you'd like to be. I hope it goes fine, but do learn a lesson, not just the facts. Be careful, your life matters. Moderation is always a good idea. ...Read more

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Can a blood drug test determine how much of my. Kolonopin and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) I've taken all month long or is there a.detection period? Why not do a urine test

Can a blood drug test determine how much of my. Kolonopin and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) I've taken all month long or is there a.detection period? Why not do a urine test

Yes: If you are taking your medicine on a consistent basis, a Steady State Serum or Blood test should provide a pretty good indication of your adherence to directions. Urine Drug testing only gives a qualitative indication of your medication taking history-in other words-yes you are taking or no you're not taking it. The blood level is an instant snapshot of your blood level so it is difficult to fool. ...Read more

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I had consumed emergency contraceptive. I blood test for detection of FSH and LH levels after one week. Will it detect in blood test?

I had consumed emergency contraceptive. I blood test for detection of FSH and LH levels after one week. Will it detect in blood test?

Unclear: I am going to assume that you wonder if your blood test will detect pregnancy. The answer is absolutely not. One has to specifically test for pregnancy. It is not automatically tested nor can it be inferred from other tests. ...Read more

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If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already on 11DPT?

If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection can a home pregnancy test detect it accurately already on 11DPT?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection why beta test is set for 14DPT? Can home pregnancy test detect it on 11DPT?

If after 11DPT of 3dt embryos the hCG levels are high enough for detection why beta test is set for 14DPT? Can home pregnancy test detect it on 11DPT?

All will be revealed: Patience. All will be revealed in due time. One day, one week, or one month is but a blink of an eye, in the life of a child. To raise a happy, healthy child requires great patience in both parents. This is a great time to practice patience. ...Read more

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What are some drugs/medications that can increase ALT levels?

What are some drugs/medications that can increase ALT levels?

Partial list: The following is a partial list of the medications that can raise ALT. Statins, some antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating diabetes, tacrine, aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and quinidine. So called herbal medications, such as milk thistle, can also raise ALT.
It would be prudent to check with your pharmacist, if any of the drugs you take may be toxic to liver. ...Read more

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If a drug test cut off level is 5 ng how much drug would have to be present for it to show with that cut off?

If a drug test cut off level is 5 ng how much drug would have to be present for it to show with that cut off?

Can t tell: Depending on many factors, such as the drug (which one?), your metabolism and the time between the use and the sample. Best way to screen negative is to stay actually clean. ...Read more

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My prolactin level reads 42, what drug can I use to bring down the level and how long will it take to come own?

My prolactin level reads 42, what drug can I use to bring down the level and how long will it take to come own?

The easiest: Way is to remove the cause, particularly if it's due to hypothyroidism, medication, etc. If it's a pituitary tumor you need a neurosurgical evaluation. If everything else is stable, Cabergoline can reduce elevated prolactin levels in most patients within several weeks, but you need to titrate the dose as needed. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I was advised rosuvas-f for trigylicide level of 246. It is necessary to take this drug or should I take only rosuvas.

I was advised rosuvas-f for trigylicide level of 246. It is necessary to take this drug or should I take only rosuvas.

Discuss with your Dr: Rosuvastatin alone, with a good diet and exercise regimen, may bring down both your cholesterol and trigs. Your dr. Knows your case best, and if you have reservations of the combo drug let them know. Maybe you can prove with the one only and dieting/exercising that you can lower both your chol (total and LDL) as well as your trigs. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take drug tests once a week, and every time I test positive for low levels of cocaine, less than 200. I have never touched cocaine. Explanations?

I take drug tests once a week, and every time I test positive for low levels of cocaine, less than 200. I have never touched cocaine. Explanations?

Some other things: There are some things that can cause a false positive urine drug test for certain substances. For example zoloft (sertraline) can cause a false positive Cocaine in urine. Check with your physician to see if there are any medications you are on that can do this. ...Read more

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At what level should BP be treated with drugs according to new guideline dated 11/2017and is this obligatory or necessary for all people over 60 years

At what level should BP be treated with drugs according to new guideline dated 11/2017and is this obligatory or necessary for all people over 60 years

LifeStyleModificatio: New guidelines say that anyone with BP as much as 120/85 has high blood pressure.We need to keep BP 120/80 or belowBut it does not say that every one go on drugs right away. Recommendations advice Life Style modifications, Salt restriction, Dash Diet, weight loss if over weight and obese, exercise regularly and if that does not work only then drugs to be used ...Read more

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Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

Which drugs reduce cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol Meds: Medications that lower cholesterol well include Simvastatin, Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin. These medications also have benefit in reducing the risk of heart disease. Zetia (ezetimibe) is decent in combination with one of the aforementioned medication, but not by itself. Niacin helps too. ...Read more

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Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Can statin drugs increase creatinine level?

Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin can plug up the kidneys and cause the creatinine to rise. However, under those circumstances there is usually significant muscle pain or weakness and often the urine has a reddish appearance. Also a muscle enzyme (CPK) will be strikingly elevated. ...Read more

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How long does the drug methotrexate take to give a reduction in pain levels.?

How long does the drug methotrexate take to give a reduction in pain levels.?

Weeks to months: Methotrexate works by reducing the function of the cells that are causing inflammation in the joint tissues.
People with swollen and painful joints whose rheumatoid arthritis has not improved with initial, non-drug therapies will most likely be prescribed methotrexate for RA management. But it may take weeks to several months until the full benefits of methotrexate are noticeable ...Read more

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I'm Being drug tested woud they send it out to. Lab to check the levels and why if it all came back negative?

I'm Being drug tested woud they send it out to. Lab to check the levels and why if it all came back negative?

I don't really: Understand your question but will offer a thought based on what I think you might be asking! It sounds like you were told you had a negative drug test but more lab testing is being done. Sometimes, for many tests, there is a small indication of positivity, but not enough to be called truly positive, and only additional, confirmatory tests will determine if truly, not falsely, positive. One thought ...Read more

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Andro gel-was told if T is low it's safe and people having trouble with side effects are those whose levels are normal and using the drug?

Andro gel-was told if T is low it's safe and people having trouble with side effects are those whose levels are normal and using the drug?

Used only if: You have low T. If it is normal you do not need it. Does lower good cholesterol and raise triglycerides and new studies have shown an increased cardiovascular risk if you take it. ...Read more

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If you take two drugs both metabolized by cyp450 3a4, does the better binder raise the levels of the other in the blood, or v/versa or neither?

If you take two drugs both metabolized by cyp450 3a4, does the better binder raise the levels of the other in the blood, or v/versa or neither?

Depends on drugs: Some drugs induce the enzyme, which means it makes the enzyme break down other drugs more rapidly. Some drugs interfere with enzyme functioning, which means the other drug will break down more slowly. Post the specific drugs and we'll give you specific info on them. ...Read more

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Best drug to control blood sugar level?

Best drug to control blood sugar level?

Best way lower sugar: Exercise, and low carbohydrate diet. Eating a low sugar and low calorie diet combined with regular moderate exercise is the absolute first thing to do to lower one's sugars. Then medication is determined based upon your blood sugar and health history. ...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 the definition or description of: disopyramide drug level?

What is the definition or description of: disopyramide drug level?

Disopyramide Level: With certain medications that have a narrow therapeutic index, measuring the amount of free drug in your blood, disopyramide in this case, will confirm that the dose of medication is sufficient to achieve the desired cardiac effect, without causing adverse effects. Do not miss your scheduled times of having your blood drawn which will measure the amount of disopyramide in your blood. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can one increase levels of HDL and decrease triglycerides and vldl without drugs?

Can you tell me how can one increase levels of HDL and decrease triglycerides and vldl without drugs?

Diet and exercise: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco in any form and do take any more than one drink on a given day. ...Read more

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Will waiting a week or two help raise the chances I get my results below the cutoff level on a hair drug test? (making it negative)

Yes: It does. However it depends on the drug and it's half life and the last time you took the drug. Will be better to seek counseling and quitting rather trying to get a negative result ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease ceratinine from 2.23 to the normal level? And what about drugs of diabetes &hypertensive was contraindicated in this case?

What can I do to decrease ceratinine from 2.23 to the normal level? And what about drugs of diabetes &hypertensive was contraindicated in this case?

Creatinine: Difficult to answer without more information with respect to time course, duration, causation etc. If chronic there is little you can do but get a nephrologist to see you, be educated on diet, avoidance of renal toxins (eg NSAID drugs)An individuals creatinine is largelya function of their muscle mass and GFR. ...Read more

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How to keep creatinine levels above 20 mg/dl? I do not use drugs but need a drug urine test 3 times a week. The level of creatinine must be over 20 mg/dl. I changed nothing in my diet and recently had a level of 14.1 and was told I diluted. I am worrie

The: The most common reason for low creatinine is that you drink a lot of fluids. It is not abnormal to have low creatinine, it's just that the people doing the lab test want the urine concentrated enough that it can pick up trace amounts of the drugs they are testing for. Dilute urine= less of drug in urine sample. Some people have a medical condition that makes them unable to concentrate their urine (low levels of adh (vasopressin), (vasopressin) anti-diuretic hormone) release from the pituitary gland.
If you don't have this condition, then on test days avoid liquids (sips ok, glasses not ok) until after the urine test. Best results would be to avoid liquids 4 hours before test. If creatinine is still low, you might want to see an endocrinologist to evaluate for low adh (vasopressin). If the doctor can validate this, then your employer can't legally hassle you about your low creatinine. ...Read more

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Can IVF drugs cause high ferritin levels?

Can IVF drugs cause high ferritin levels?

Unclear question: What are ivf drugs? It would help to answer if you could spell out your concern. ...Read more