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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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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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I took a urine drug screen on 4-28, how long is 2nd sample good for?

I took a urine drug screen on 4-28, how long is 2nd sample good for?

First sample: on 4-28 is good for 4-28. A second sample collected on 4-28 will also only be good for 4-28. A sample is only good for the day on which it was collected. If you use drug after the sample is collected, the drug will not show up in the sample. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean your system of THC so to pass a urine screen?

What is the best way  to clean your system of THC so to pass a urine screen?

There is not one.: Testing is quite sophisticated. If you try to detoxify or over-hydrate - the test will pick up on it. That will be an automatic test failure. ...Read more

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Can a urine drug screen go back and detect all the meds ive taken the past two weeks ?

Can a urine drug screen go back and detect all the meds ive taken the past two weeks ?

Depends: Drugs vary greatly in how long they (and their metabolites, which is what most drug tests are looking for) stick around, and tests themselves vary greatly in their sensitivity and specificity to different drugs for different amounts of time. Some drugs (amphetamines, cocaine, short-acting benzos, opioids) are detectable for only a few days while others (marijuana, methadone) can persist for weeks. ...Read more

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How much time do these two metabolites stay in your urine to be detected by a drug screen?

Sorry, but: I don't see where you have listed the two metabolites. RE-post with the naanes of the metabolites and the parent drug taken. ...Read more

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I've been free of alcohol since sept. 1987. How could it possibly show up in a urine screen?

I've been free of alcohol since sept. 1987.  How could it possibly show up in a urine screen?

Fermented: The urine sample wasn't processed properly by the people who took the sample and some yeast grew in it. You may have had a bit of glucose in your urine for whatever reason. Or... The lab made an error. This happens. Consider getting legal counsel. ...Read more

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Could hydrocodeine and oxycodeine show up as the same thing on a urine drug screen with confirmation?

Could hydrocodeine and oxycodeine show up as the same thing on a urine drug screen with confirmation?

Yes, sort of: If you took oxycodone, a urine test within a few hours with show oxycodone AND hydrocodone, its main metabolite. A day or so later, it may show only codeine and morphine which are the ultimate metabolites. However, if you took hydrocodone, it CANNOT show positive for oxycodone, but will also ultimately show morphine and codeine. ...Read more

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I took 6 10 milligram valium 10 days ago and have a urine screen tomorrow...do u think I should b ok?

  I took 6 10 milligram valium 10 days ago and have a urine screen tomorrow...do u think I should b ok?

You should be OK: but 60 mg of diazepam in one day is a very robust dose. Diazepam metabolizes into several pharmacologically metabolites and thus is active in the body for 3 to 4 days after taking. ...Read more

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How long will a 40mg dose of methadone stay in my system? and how long will it show up on a 10 panel urine screen

How long will a 40mg dose of methadone stay in my system? and how long will it show up on a 10 panel urine screen

Methadone: is a long acting m opioid receptor agonist. The half-life of (R, S)-methadone is 15-60 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 60*6/24=15 days. The Methadone will stay in your system for about 15 days. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I've taken 12 .25mg alpralozam tabs sparingly in the past 2 days. I could possibly have a urine drug screen monday or tuesday morning. Will I pass?

I've taken 12 .25mg alpralozam tabs sparingly in the past 2 days. I could possibly have a urine drug screen monday or tuesday morning. Will I pass?

3 problems with post: 1) 3 mg of alpralozam in 48 hours is NOT taking it "sparingly." 2) We don't see the dates of posts, so just stating "monday or tuesday" without dates is useless. 3) It amazes me how many people seem heedless that asking doctors for help beating a drug test is asking them to commit a violation of medical ethics & possibly the law. ...Read more