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    _shanti_ is offline New Member
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    Hi Everyone

    I have a question concerning the time period that tramadol can be detected in urine (test performed in a pathology lab).

    According to a few websites I looked at, it can be detected up to 5 days after last dose.

    I am going to have the drug test on Thursday which will be 6 days after I took a single dose of tramadol (50mg) for period pain. It was my mom's and she says it's a narcotic painkiller so I am worried it may come up positive. The test is going to be performed as a part of a routine check before prescribing stimulants for my ADHD.

    Is it likely that the detection period is longer than 5 days?

    Please let me know if you are more knowledgeable in this matter than I am! Thanks in advance .

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    Quote Originally Posted by _shanti_ View Post
    Hi Everyone

    I have a question concerning the time period that tramadol can be detected in urine (test performed in a pathology lab).

    According to a few websites I looked at, it can be detected up to 5 days after last dose.

    I am going to have the drug test on Thursday which will be 6 days after I took a single dose of tramadol (50mg) for period pain. It was my mom's and she says it's a narcotic painkiller so I am worried it may come up positive. The test is going to be performed as a part of a routine check before prescribing stimulants for my ADHD.

    Is it likely that the detection period is longer than 5 days?

    Please let me know if you are more knowledgeable in this matter than I am! Thanks in advance .
    It really depends. If you take it regularly(daily), it can be detected up to 7 days later. If you used it one time, it can clear your urine in 72 hours from the dose time. I hope this helps. I was on parole and tested positive for hydrocodone 8 days later via urine test. I was taking 300mg per day. It all depends on your body's metabolism rate. Do NOT go off what the internet might say. Cocaine is supposedly out of your system in 3-5 days. An ex-gf of mine tested positive 9 days later due to a pre-employment drug screen.
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    _shanti_ is offline New Member
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    Thank you for your reply, Bluedog74 . I know it's not wise to go by what is on the Internet but I am just trying to judge whether I should 'come clean' during the drug screen or leave it out and explain later to the dr if the result comes back positive. I guess it is more believable when I say it before the result is known but then if it comes back negative I will still have unnecessary explaining to do for my dr .

    I got a prescription for tramadol for headaches last year but I never bought it so I guess I could show it too (although I don't know if that would make it better because the truth is that I used my mom's pill and I am not supposed to be using someone else's medication or sharing mine...).

    I am also wondering how long it takes from the time of the test to the result being available for the doctor. If it could be sent electronically later the same day (e.g. afternoon if the test was done in the morning), then I could postpone the appt for one more day (it would be 7.5 days after taking tramadol). But except urine test I also need a blood test so it may take longer to analyse? I tried calling the pathology to find out but they must be busy with patients so noone is picking up.

    Anyway, I might be getting a bit too paranoid about this lol. I will definitely let you know how it all goes.

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    Ok, so just a quick update.

    The test came back negative but I declared tramadol on the list of medications I took in the past 3 weeks anyway because lying would have been too stressful :P. My psych didn't think it was a problem so all is good.

    PS. I had the drug screen 6 days after taking tramadol.

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