Anyone know how accurate a quick screen drug test is for benzo?
Good and important question. Quick screen drug tests look for a metabolite of the majority of benzos, oxazepam. It remains incredibly long (compared with other benzo metabolites) within the body before being completely excreted, so I suppose was the obvious choice to cover the huge range of benzo derivatives. The accuracy of detection is as good as the test itself, adequate. False positives happen on a very rare basis, but erroneous negative results are rarer still. Positive indication of the drug will simply list the results as positive for benzos, or sometimes diazepam or lorazepam, depending on the test/lab.
Oh, oxazepam will remain for at least 5-10 days at testable levels. If you're trying to avoid a positive, wait at least 2 weeks, yes, that long, SERIOUSLY, before the test after benzo usage. Each body has a different rhythm, and some are much slower at metabolizing certain things than others. Of course the best solution is always to have a doctor's not explaining why you have controlled drugs in your system, but forgery aside, I know this is not always a viable option.
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