2 months now oxycodone is showing positive when all I am prescribed is opana. Also they said opana didn't show up on cup quick read and I took it this am. Are they trying to pull something on me or what?
19 Aug 2011
Perhaps something is wrong with the test? I would request (demand) testing at a laboratory, by blood test if possible. You may have to pay for the test but your name will be cleared. Check the contract you signed (if you did - most places do) and see what your rights are. You should be allowed to challenge their results with a test of your own. Doctors are all about the bottom line, so they buy the most economical tests they can which may not always be accurate. Have them test you, then go straight to the lab for your testing. Best wishes -
22 Aug 2011
I can tell you why it showed up as oxycodone in the drug screen. Most "Point of Care" tests don't show Oxymorphone on the read out. It does show up as oxycodone because when your body metabolizes opana it breaks down into get this, oxycodone and morphine!!! On my "POC" test I can test positive for oxycodone and negative for opiates... explain that one to me, lol. That doctor should send that test to a lab to confirm results and if he doesn't then DEMAND that he send it out to an independent lab to test for oxymorphone specifically. You have the right to challenge, as respectfully as possible, the results of any drug screen you take and respectfully request that your sample be sent out to a lab to be tested.
As a patient you have to stand up for your rights and if you aren't sure what your rights are as a patient your doctors office has to give you a copy of the patient bill of rights and what your responsibilities are and what is expected of you, also you can get what is expected of the doctor(s) as well in that form. You should have gotten one of those forms when you first saw that doctor but if you need a refresher then I strongly encourage you to get another copy. They are required by law to give you a copy if you ask for one. I hope this has helped you some in understanding why your test results came back the way that they did. Best of luck to you and wishing you as many pain free days as possible.
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