Need to know because of a job interview
It depends on what they test for. If it does show up, a medical officer at the lab will call you and tell you that you came up positive and give you a chance to prove it is legally prescribed. Once it is determined to be legally prescribed (they may ask to talk to your Dr or your pharmacy) then it will be noted as a negative result to your employer unless you are going for a job in DOT or a driving job that doesnt allow any controlled drugs in the system. Most jobs are ok as long as they know it has been prescribed to you. Many employers use broad tests, say for opiates, which will just show positive for morphine, codeine and heroin. Semi-synthetics and synthetics like oxycodone and hydrocodone wont trigger a positive response, even though they are opiates, they are not pure opium alkaloids of the opium poppy. I take oxycodone and my employer tested only for opiate alkaloids so my test showed negative even though I take oxycodone. They need a special test to detect oxycodone. Many employers, however, are starting to add these more specific tests. I usually just pee and if it shows up positive, I have nothing to worry over because what I take is prescribed. You should not have a problem either. I never tell the lab what I'm on either, because if it doesnt show, then I figure they dont need to know about it. It is my privacy and if they dont choose to test for it, I'm not volunteering any information. Good luck with your test and I hope you get the job!
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