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Will a hair strand test show all drug abuse?

Will a hair strand test show all drug abuse?

Detection of abuse: Diagnosis of factitious diarrhea can be made by colonic barium x-ray, stool & urine testing for phenolphthalein, emetine, bisacodyl, anthraquinolones, & fecal fluid can be analyzed for osmolality & electrolytes. See also my earlier answers on healthtap regarding colon lining changes seen on colonoscopy, as well as the physical manifestions that may present in suspected laxative abusers. ...Read more

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Will a hair strand test reveal laxative abuse?

Will a hair strand test reveal laxative abuse?

Detection of abuse: Diagnosis of factitious diarrhea can be made by colonic barium x-ray, stool & urine testing for phenolphthalein, emetine, bisacodyl, anthraquinolones, & fecal fluid can be analyzed for osmolality & electrolytes. See also my earlier answers on healthtap regarding colon lining changes seen on colonoscopy, as well as the physical manifestions that may present in suspected laxative abusers. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone or other synthetic opioids show up on a hair follicle drug test?

Will hydrocodone or other synthetic opioids show up on a hair follicle drug test?

Yes: The test done on hair will reveal both of those. The test employed for fentanyl is more expensive but highly sensitive and accurate. ...Read more

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Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

Will focalin (dexmethylphenidate) give a positive result for meth on a hair follicle drug test?

No: Hair follicle tests are not just screening tests. They always have a full confirmation for the exact drug. ...Read more

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Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Unclear: It would depend on the type of drug screen used. It is not an amphetamine like substance and would not likely show up as one. if you have a prescription for it I would show it to the testing agency, if not you would be taking your chances. ...Read more

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Do home hair follicle tests show fentanyl? Will fentanyl show up in a standard urine test given by a dr?

Do home hair follicle tests show fentanyl? Will fentanyl show up in a standard urine test given by a dr?

Fetanyl: There are non dot tests in the urine that can find it. At times it will be disclosed as an opiate and not specify the type. Dot tests will not find it. The hair testing non dot can find it up to 3 months after use. ...Read more

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2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyletioallocholanol, will it show up as anything on a hair follicle drug test?

Maybe: Drug testing for pro (steroid) hormones is getting increasingly sophisticated. But the side effects of using spawn and its relatives are dire. The best advice i could give anyone using it is "don't". I hope you ask having stopped, if you have been using it. If you haven't please don't take offense at my concern. ...Read more

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Could damiana show up in a hair drug test?

Could damiana show up in a hair drug test?

Not generally: this is not particularly a chemical that anybody is looking for. In addition, it is not illegal in the US. There is no reason I could see that anybody would be testing for this herbal product. ...Read more

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Does anticonvulsants show up in. a drug test?

Does anticonvulsants show  up in. a drug test?

Depends: It depends upon the TESTER. They will usually dictate to the lab exactly WHAT drugs to look for. Anticonvulsants don't really make it into the list of No-No drugs that most employers don't want to see such as marijuana, cocaine, opiates, valium, etc. They are usually NOT screened for in routine testing for generic drug tests requested by courts or employers. ...Read more

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Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Can lamictal show up as a false positive on a drug screen?

Yes : There have been cases where Lamictal has tested positive for pcp and possibly other synthetic drugs due to its molecular structure. ...Read more

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What medications will show up as positive for methaphetamine in urine drug screen?

Physicians ; UAs: I believe that most of us here on health tap support the concept of sobriety and recovery and not taking dangerous and unnecessary drugs or prescriptions. We would prefer not to help you sneak through a required drug screening process. If you are using methampthetamines please let this new accountability of having ua monitoring help you get into true sobriety and recovery. ...Read more

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Can one shot of whiskey show on a hair follicle drug screen?

Can one shot of whiskey show on a hair follicle drug screen?

Unlikely, but: it depends on several factors. Hair follicle drug screens are affected by: 1. time between consumption and hair collection, 2. type of hair collected (from scalp or body, as growth rates differ), 3. type of test -- the "standard or 5-panel" test generally does not include a test for alcohol. Consuming only "one shot" or 1-2 ounces of hard alcohol probably is not enough to cause a positive result ...Read more

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Does oxycontin show up in hair folicle drug test? Please, need some answers?

If the specific test: you are undergoing is looking for oxycodone/oxymorphone then yes it will be present. ...Read more

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Can THC show up on a non-drug blood/urine test?

Can THC show up on a non-drug blood/urine test?

No: Relax. You cannot be tested for it without your knowledge / consent. ...Read more