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Which herbal supplements cause false positive on a urine drug test?

Which herbal supplements cause false positive on a urine drug test?

I think NONE: I am not aware of any herbal supplement that consistently causes a positive urine drug tests. Even poppy seeds which used to have false positives for morphine, do not typically find this now, because of the cut off levels. ...Read more

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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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Does gabapentin cause a false positive on a urine drug test?

Does gabapentin cause a false positive on a urine drug test?

Not Likely: It is unlikely that Neurontin (Gabapentin) will trigger a false positive urine test for drugs. However, if you are taking other medications then these medication may alone or in combination with Neurontin trigger a positive urine screen. Also, poppy seeds and other foods, fermented or otherwise may result in positive screen. Here's a reference: http://dig.pharm.uic.edu/faq/2011/Feb/faq1.aspx ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medicines that can cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle drug test?

Are there any herbal medicines that can cause a  false positive for benzos on a hair follicle drug test?

Possible: Herbals that mimic benzo related compounds can give false elevated levels. Which can be be interpreted incorrectly. But then again, i would come clean with your clinician or employer on what you are taking. ...Read more

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Can diabetes give a false positive for cocaine in a urine drug test or would it cancel the test?

Can diabetes give a false positive for cocaine in a urine drug test or would it cancel the test?

Myths: No. Not in any way would having diabetes cause a false positive or negative on a drug screening process for cocaine. ...Read more

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Would azithromycin give a false positive for cocaine on a urine drug test?

Not a problem: Generally members of the penicillin family of antibiotics and especially Amoxicillin may falsely produce a urine drug test positive for cocaine. Azithromycin is in a different antibiotic structural class and is not known to produce this false positive result. ...Read more

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I took sudafed yesterday at 10:00am and I have a urine drug test for a job I was just offered today in about an hour. should I worry false positive?

I took sudafed yesterday at 10:00am and I have a urine drug test for a job I was just offered today in about an hour. should I worry false positive?

Drug screen urine: F states she took pseudophed yesterday and wants to know if it will show up on urine blood test? Depends on what they are testing for. I would ask lab doing the testing. And tell them your story. ...Read more

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When getting a annual physical does the blood work include a drug test, and does the physical require a urine sample? I'm worried about false positive

When getting a annual physical does the blood work include a drug test, and does the physical require a urine sample? I'm worried about false positive

It does not: You can only be tested for drugs of abuse with your consent. Your physician doing your routine history and physical will not screen you for recreational substances. False-positive drug-of-abuse tests that have medicolegal consequences are very uncommon as the results must be verified by a test using a different chemical principle. And even if you're actually using, your physician is your friend. ...Read more

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Will a testosterone booster supplement that is sold on bodybuilding.Com or GNC alert on a steroid drug test or urine drug test?

Who knows?: Since no one knows what's in those "supplements", there's no way to tell. However, they won't "boost" you testosterone or anything else, other than boosting the $$ out of your wallet and into their pocket. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet. Avoid the supplements and save your money and your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more