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Toxicology Screen (Overview)

It is a test or tests to determine the type and approximate amount of illegal and legal drugs a person has taken it can be done on sample of blood, urine or gastri contents obtained through gastric lavage.


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Does drinking water work for clean urine toxicology screen?

Does drinking water work for clean urine toxicology screen?

Sometimes...but: Good toxicology labs test the ph and temperature of the urine to identify adulterants added as well as the specific gravity and creatinine (body waste product) content to check for dilution. Specifically short term "water loading" will cause creatinine levels from 2-10 which is reported on the report as a possible false negative and repeat test recommended. ...Read more

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Toxicology Screen (Overview)

It is a test or tests to determine the type and approximate amount of illegal and legal drugs a person has taken it can be done on sample of blood, urine or gastri contents obtained through gastric lavage.


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What is the definition or description of: toxicology screen?

What is the definition or description of: toxicology screen?

Test to determine dr: It is a test or tests to determine the type and approximate amount of illegal and legal drugs a person has taken it can be done on sample of blood, urine or gastri contents obtained through gastric lavage. ...Read more

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If i took 30mg of methadone 12 days ago when should it be out of my system to pass a drug toxicology screen? I'm 5.7 160lbs

If i took 30mg of methadone 12 days ago when should it be out of my system to pass a drug toxicology screen? I'm 5.7 160lbs

Should be out: Most likely should be out if you have normal metabolism no kidney or liver disease your urine should be negative. ...Read more

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Does drinking water work for clean urine toxicology screen?

Sometimes...but: Good toxicology labs test the ph and temperature of the urine to identify adulterants added as well as the specific gravity and creatinine (body waste product) content to check for dilution. Specifically short term "water loading" will cause creatinine levels from 2-10 which is reported on the report as a possible false negative and repeat test recommended. ...Read more

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How is toxicology linked to tuberculosis?

How is toxicology linked to tuberculosis?

Can you clarify?: This sounds like homework. One of the poorest way of teaching is to urge students to learn word associations. If this is what is happening, you have my sympathy. If you are asking, "What tuberculosis regimens make people sick and how does it happen?" we'd love to answer but would take more than 400 characters. http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/TB/documents/4_gadkowski_tbdrugsandtoxicities.pdf ...Read more

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What is oxymorphone made from? Also would it show up on toxicology?

What is oxymorphone made from? Also would it show up on toxicology?

See below: It is an opioid and is sold as a medication called opana. This will show up on a tox screen. ...Read more

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I would like help understanding toxicology report?

What type of report?: Are you referring to an environment tox report, or a clinical one? An environment report lists possible exposures and the concentration in the environment. A clinical report is usually an immunoassay test looking for molecules of certain drugs. Interpreting these should be done by someone who knows the limitations of these tests. There a MANY false positives on these, and false negatives ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between toxicity and toxicology?

Words: The "toxicity" of a substance describes how it acts as a poison (mechanism, symptoms). "toxicology" is the science of poisoning but sloppy (forgivable) use allows it to be used as a synonym for "toxicity". ...Read more

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Can you help me with the pharmacological toxicology of 5 flurouracil?

See below: Other than topical preparations, 5-FU is a chemotherapeutic drug available by prescription only and often used with other drugs. You should discuss it with your doctor. You may consult this site for info. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/fluorouracil-side-effects.html ...Read more

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I took the abortion pills @14wks remains were sent to toxicology. R they any test that will show the abortion pills were taken?

I took the abortion pills @14wks remains were sent to toxicology.  R they any test that will show the abortion pills were taken?

I don't believe so..: Toxicology testing of fetal remains is not something that is routinely done and I have never heard of such testing being performed for abortifacients. ...Read more

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Could it be dangerous to mix Xanax (alprazolam) with Caffein? There was an study published in the medical journal "Toxicology in Vitro" back in 2009 about this.

Could it be dangerous to mix Xanax (alprazolam) with Caffein? There was an study published in the medical journal "Toxicology in Vitro" back in 2009 about this.

I do not believe : Xanax (alprazolam) is a depressant while caffeine is a stimulant. It is not a great combination to take regularly however I do not se a problem with it if it is here and there few times a month but nothing regular. Make up you mind do you want to be wide awake or relaxed...caffeine can also exacerbate panic attacks and anxiety whoch is what Xanax (alprazolam) main use ...Read more

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Is it possible for epinephrine and vasopressin to show up on a toxicology report done during autopsy?

Is it possible for epinephrine and vasopressin to show up on a toxicology report done during autopsy?

No: Hi. No, neither epinephrine nor vasopressin are n any toxicology panels. A medical examiner would have to suspect a role for either epinephrine or vasopressin in the cause of death, and specifically request these tests. Neither compound is very stable, but with proper sample storage, they couple probably be reliably test for. ...Read more

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Neurology/ radiology.What is brain rot? Answers welcome in simple terms.Is it organic or disease?Is it neurovascular? Neurodegeneration? Toxicology?

Neurology/ radiology.What is brain rot?  Answers welcome in simple terms.Is it organic or disease?Is it neurovascular? Neurodegeneration? Toxicology?

Atrophy: Brain rot is a crude description of atrophy of the brain seen on ct or MRI scans. One can make educated guesses, based on the patient's history or exam, what the underlying problem might be. Age-related, alcohol, vascular or degenerative disease, are some potential causes. A detailed evaluation by your physician can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a positive toxicology for norfentanyl. I have never used fentanyl or norfentanyl. I am prescribed Suboxone, Gabapentin, Concerta and klonopin (I?

I had a positive toxicology for norfentanyl. I have never used fentanyl or norfentanyl. I am prescribed Suboxone, Gabapentin, Concerta and klonopin (I?

Test for norfentanyl: Discuss cross reactivity in the meds you take with the method that was used to test you. Suspect some cross react. Discuss with person ordering testing as they know the exact method used. ...Read more

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"best type" of "doctor" to visit when talking about a "research" test that would cover everything from infectious diseases to toxicology and other?

"best type" of "doctor" to visit when talking about a "research" test that would cover everything from infectious diseases to toxicology and other?

Your primary doctor: I don't know of any research test which would cover these topics. Infectious disease and toxicology are very different specialities with little overlap. Your primary doctor could get a better idea what tests you need and can refer you to the proper specialist. ...Read more

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Hi, my doctor has me on 7.5 mg Percocet, Carisoprodol and 10 mg zolpidem - but my urine toxicology tests keep coming back negative. Why could this be?

Hi, my doctor has me on 7.5 mg Percocet, Carisoprodol and 10 mg zolpidem - but my urine toxicology tests keep coming back negative. Why could this be?

Ask your doctor: If you are consistently taking your prescribed medications on schedule, the urine Tox screen should pick up, but if you are giving away or selling your drugs, the screen does reveal Diversion. Since this can get complex VERY fast, you'd best have a conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can toxicology results for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) be confused as cocaine?

Can toxicology results for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) be confused as cocaine?

No: Lorcet is the brand name for a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen--a narcotic pain reliever and tylenol. These are completely different medicines from cocaine, which is a stimulant as well as a topical anesthetic. ...Read more

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How is the mammogram done to screen?

How is the mammogram done to screen?

2 or 3 X-rays: A screening mammogram sqeezes each breast between 2 horizontal plates and then between 2 vertical plates in order to take the x-ray pictures. Sometimes a 3rd view is taken on a tilt. The tech helps you position your arm and the breast tissue to get the best picture. She will ask you to hold your breath while she clicks the picture. ...Read more

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