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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Urine Drug Screen (Overview)

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.


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Time was exactly 140 days ago. Would THC still be detectable on a urine drug screen after 140 of abstaining?

Time was exactly 140 days ago. Would THC still be detectable on a urine drug screen after 140 of abstaining?

Drug test: Very unlikely that your test will be positive, although it depends in the amount and duration of your cannabis abuse. The longer the time, and higher the amount, the likelihood of being tested positive for longer periods of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
565 Doctors shared insights

Urine Drug Screen (Overview)

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.


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Would the anesthetic from an endoscopy show up in a urine drug screen sample for work?

Would the anesthetic from an endoscopy show up in a urine drug screen sample for work?

Yes: The anesthetic likely used a type of opiate or benzodiazepine or a combination of the two, and would probably show up in the urine drug screen sample from work. ...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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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?

Two types: Of urine drug screen tests. When you hand your urine over, the first test is an immunoassay "dip" test most of the time. This test only looks broadly for the classes of different drugs in your urine, i.e. Benzodiazepines, marijuana, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, ecstacy, etc. If this test is positive for a drug, a GC/MS test can be performed to identify exact drugs present. GC/MS tells all! ...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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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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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'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

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Does anestesia show up on a urine drug screen?

Does anestesia show up on a urine drug screen?

Yes: Many of the drugs used during anesthesia will show up in a drug screen for the next few days. If this is a problem, get a letter from the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How long does heroin show up on a urine drug screen?

How long does heroin show up on a urine drug screen?

About 2 days: Heroin and its metabolites can be detected in urine for about 2 days, five days outer limit, in urine.
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What does flexiril show up as on a urine drug screen?

What does flexiril show up as on a urine drug screen?

No one tests: The medicine probably shows up as a metabolite in the urine but as far as I know we don't test the urine for it as it is not a controlled substance to be monitored. ...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