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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

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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What's a urine cannabinoids screening test?

What's  a urine cannabinoids screening test?

Drug test: This is a laboratory test which analyzes the concentration of marijuana products in the urine. Some consider this an invasion of privacy, but some industries require this as a screen for employment. This falls under the political issue of whether these substances are a serious problem or not. ...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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What is the definition or description of: urine drug screen?

What is the definition or description of: urine drug screen?

See below: A urine drug screen is a way to test urine to evaluate possibly use of steroids or various drugs it can test for components of certain chemicals and is very sensitive even for certain meds or drugs which may have been used quite a while prevously. ...Read more

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If I have dehydroepiandrosterone, will i fail a urine screen?

If I have dehydroepiandrosterone, will i fail a urine screen?

Depends: If the test is for steroids, then likely you will fail the test. If it is for common drugs of abuse (THC, cocaine, opiates, etc), probably not, unless you are taking other substances as well. ...Read more

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Can they identify a specific brand name pill in a urine drug screen?

Can they identify a specific brand name pill in a urine drug screen?

Urine screen: Screen identifies group of drugs, such as barbiturates or opiates narcotics, etc., not specific brand medicine. ...Read more

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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more