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What they test for in a drug test for insurance?

What they test for in a drug test for insurance?

Risk of disease: If you are talking about life insurance, they are interested in evidence of risk for early death. Testing for evidence of tabacco use, hiv/aids, elevated lipidis/cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure are common. You may still be able to get insurance, but the rates will be higher. ...Read more

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Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

No: The regular urine test doesn't.It is also my understanding that you need to sign a personal authorization to do such a screening test or it would be illegal/unethical. ...Read more

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Do standard drug tests that mostly test for illegal drugs detect nicotine?

Do standard drug tests that mostly test for illegal drugs detect nicotine?

No: Nicotine tests do exist, but it is not commonly tested for in standard urine drug screens. Typically you have the right to ask what substances are being tested for which varies from lab to lab, panel to panel. ...Read more

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Do all urine tests test for specific drugs within the class?

Do all urine tests test for specific drugs within the class?

In general, yes.: Gracee, urine drug tests for illicit drugs are able to test for similar drugs within a class of drugs. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do they drug test for immunotherapy?

Do they drug test for immunotherapy?

Drug tests: Do you mean for illicit drugs? No. Allergy testing is different. If you mean do they provide immunotherapy for drugs the answer is yes to Insulin and penicillin but not all drugs and not very often. ...Read more

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What test is used to test soley for neurontin (gabapentin)? I recently took a ten panel urine drug screen, can they pull out of that 10 panel screen? Please help

What test is used to test soley for neurontin (gabapentin)? I recently took a ten panel urine drug screen, can they pull out of that 10 panel screen? Please help

Doubt it: Nobody, as far as i know, is testing for neurontin (gabapentin), (gabapentin) and there are no test kits designed for neurontin (gabapentin). If you are prescribed the drug, you have a right to take it. If you aren't, it is not a controlled substance. If you are using Neurontin (gabapentin) without a prescription, you need to talk to your doctor about a prescription for it. The Klonopin and percocet, however, will likely show up. ...Read more

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What is hospitals test for in a drug test?

What is hospitals test for in a drug test?

Many possibilities: The most commonly done test is for narcotics and benzodiazapines with specific types being tested for. In the case of overdose a very comprehensive drug screen. ...Read more

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How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more

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What are the 12 panel drug test tests for?

Varies: I am not sure there is a standard 12 panel test. Most I have seen look for the following: •amp-amphetamines •coc-cocaine •bzo-benzodiazepines •opi-opiates •thc-marijuana •pcp-phencyclidine •bar-barbiturates •mamp-methamphetaminemdma-ecstasy •mtd-methadone •oxy-oxycodone •ppx-propoxphene. ...Read more

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How does a home drug test detect drugs in your urine such as meth and why do some prescription drugs test positive ?

How does a home drug test detect drugs in your urine such as meth and why do some prescription drugs test positive ?

Drug tests: Drug tests are used as much to determine what the person has not taken as to what the person has taken. Drug tests may look for illegal drugs. More often they test patients to make sure that they are taking their medications. Sometimes patients sell their medications or feel that they do not need the medication and stop taking it. Drug tests are used for these purposes. ...Read more

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What tests test for infertility?

What tests test for infertility?

Many : You should see your obgyn, your husband( hopefully you are married at your age if you are trying to get preg) should ahve a semen ananlysis and your obgyn needs to do an exam on you with cultures and an ultrasound and determine if you are ovulating or not, and other tests can be done after that like tubal hsg, etc. ...Read more

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Do most urine tests check for suboxone?

Do most urine tests check for suboxone?

No.: Suboxone (buprenorphine) is negative from an opioid test and most do not test directly for it. The exception is physicians who are prescribing it. ...Read more

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What COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

What COPD medications would test positive for methamphetamines?

None that I know: However many over the counter medications that contain decongestants or antihistamines and prescribed antidepressants may produce a false positive for methamphetamines. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive drug screen for prescription drug?

What do you suggest if positive drug screen for prescription drug?

Show prescription: If you have a prescription medication that is showing up as a positive on someone's drug screen, all you should have to do is demonstrate that it is being legally and appropriately prescribed. However, if you are being tested because you are in a "safety-sensitive" job (bus driver, cop, doctor) where you are not allowed to be on such medications, then it may not be a defense for job actions. ...Read more

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Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?

Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?

Blood is optimal: Blood tests are more sensitive, but antibodies are also present in the urine and collecting urine specimen is easier than collecting blood. Oral fluid can also be tested for HIV antibody. A positive urine screening test, like a blood screening test would need confirmatory testing, generally by testing blood. Urine can be used for confirmatory testing but a negative result may not be reliable. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

What medication will cause u to test positive for meth use?

Several!: Alpha Methyldopa and Clonidine can cause false-positive urine drug tests for methamphetamines; so can nasal decongestants, ritalin, various cold remedies containing ephedra compounds. ...Read more