My boyfriend has been prescribed percocet for the past few months. He signed and agreement saying there would be routine drug tests. What are the doctors checking for? Do they just check the urine? They also gave him a blood test, is that part of this testing? If so why would they check both urine and blood. He thinks they were taking his blood for routine blood work, however, I think they were scamming him and checking his blood for drugs too. Maybe urine only shows up recent use of drugs> Any answers would be helpful
12 Feb 2011
Hi Elno. The bloodwork can be more accurate than UA's. It usually eliminates the possibility of any false positives that UA's are notorious for. If they are testing for the same medications, the results will be the same on both. Depending on the meds he is prescribed, some bloodwork is needed to test for liver function that would not show in a UA. Although it's not usually routine, as long as he's med compliant, I wouldn't worry too much.
13 Feb 2011
As long as your BF is compliant with the pain clinic guidelines, he does not need to worry about them taking a blood test / UA. Since Percocet has Tylenol included in it, they may want to check his liver values, as too much tylenol can really cause problems with your liver. Also medication values are more accurate with blood than they are with a routine UA screening test. Don't fret, as long as he is doing all the right things he should be just tine. I wish him well, and you also, you seem to be a very caring young woman, hang tough, it will all work out for him. God Bless
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