The blood test I am taking is to make sure I am properly taking my meds or selling them. I am suppose to take 1- 7.5 lortab 3x a day. some days its one pill others its four. I really take them as needed and I don't want them to think I don't need as many as they give me because I do. How does this blood test work and how do they determine how many you are taking? Thanks
Hi Tammylee, there really isn't an exact science to detecting levels of opiates in ones system. Even through blood tests, the results will come back one of the following, negative, low, therapeutic range, high, very high, toxic. Depending on the lab doing the test, the wording may be different, but as long as you take them as directed or as needed, I wouldn't worry too much about the test. It's the hair follicle test that can better determine levels in the system and date back as far as 90 days. Since they are prescribed "as needed" personally, I would take them as indicated in the directions and the levels in your system should be right on target. This is only my understanding of how this works, referring to my own hospital records and blood tests.
Good luck to you and hope your pain isn't too bad.
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