I went to the doctor today ... i had 2 take a urine test... i guess it test for more than one pain me it came back showing i had oxycodone in my urine... i dont take that ... i take hydrocodone... so my doctor sent me to a lab where the urine test i was given only test for oxycodone... my question is ..why would oxycodone show up if i havent taken any
Hydrocodone - Can Cause False Positive For Oxycodone.
hi there... new to this site. i ran into the same prob at my dr's office. i take norco (hydrocodone) and a small level of oxycodone showed up on my urine sample. my dr drilled me with questions. she later told me that some people metabolize hydrocodone in a way that it breaks down into oxycodone and can show up as a false positive on a urine test. because the level was so low, she believed me when i told her i don't take oxycodone. i wish she would have just told me that right away and not given me such a hassle about it.
When I had my drug screen urinalysis, the results did NOT show the name of the drug... it showed: "Positive for barbituates" (did NOT give the name... which is butalbital APAP for occipital headaches)
It ALSO did NOT show the oxycodone (or ANY opitate for that matter) which I DO take, and ran out of... and he now will NOT prescribe any pain meds. My friend thinks HE thinks... I'm selling them!
I'm such a VICTIM!
and particularly this bit in the link:
"In one study, primary care physicians engaged in the practice of adolescent medicine–nearly all of whom had incorporated UDT in their practice–lacked essential knowledge regarding proper specimen collection and validation, interpretation of positive and negative results, and the need for confirmatory testing . Only 12% of the physicians surveyed knew that oxycodone is not detectable by most opiate screening immunoassays; 40% of physicians knew that poppy seeds could produce a positive screen for opiates; and less than 50% of physicians knew the temporal limits of detection of Δ9-tetrahydrocannibinol in the urine of regular marijuana users. In a study of emergency department physicians, only 5% correctly identified what substances were detectable by the UDT method used in their hospital, and nearly three quarters of... "
doctors are fallible ;)
I'm just curious as to why, with so many people having problems with false possitives/ negatives on there drug tests that they don't take their meds into the Doctors with them so they can be counted? This would certainly prove whether they are taking them as prescribed? Obviously if they are selling them they wouldn't go this route. And at the cost of having to go through unneaded withdrawls, I would go for the hair or blood test. Unfortunately even if your on the up n up, it inevitably will be up to you to prove it
I go through the same thing at my po office and I'm sick of it
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