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Recently tested + for oxycodone , I had only taken Lorcet my prescription, how can this happen?

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christineATU 29 Sep 2010

I copied this excerpt from an article I found. I thought you might find it interesting. You could request a new test with a new batch of test kits. The reagents in these kits have shelf lives and yours may have been outdated.

"False positives"

Laboratory slip-ups are to blame for many of the mistaken test results. But even perfect labs running perfect tests will also find many false positives.

False positives are caused by:

Nasal decongestants such as Dristan, Neosynephren, Vicks Nasal Spray, and Sudafed, which cause false positives for amphetamines.

Poppy seeds like those on a dinner roll, which cause false positives for opiates. Even the highest-quality test currently available, the GCMS test, still confuses poppy seeds with heroin.

Pain relievers such as Advil, Nuprin, Midol, Trendar, or any medicine containing Ibuprofin cause false positives for marijuana.

Antibiotics such as amoxicillin or ampicillin cause false positives for cocaine.

The above list is only a beginning. Most substances which people have in their blood have never been tested to see if they cause false positives. Indeed, even some natural body enzymes cause false positives. According to research validated by the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, melanin, the natural pigment which makes skin dark, can cause false positives for marijuana."

booter46 29 Sep 2010

WOW--Great answer chris ( as usual ).

christineATU 29 Sep 2010

I only copied, not authored, but thanks Booter. Have a good night.
chris

Rajive Goel 30 Sep 2010

Great Chris, have a nice night, take care, regards to family.

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