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Could I fail my drug test because of eating poppy seeds?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates.
Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours.

In brief: Yes

Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates.
Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours.
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