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What Do Standard Drug Tests Test For
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
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
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
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-methamphetamine •mdma-ecstasy •mtd-methadone •oxy-oxycodone •ppx-propoxphene. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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