He is recently out from USMC and waiting for an important job opening with DOT. He tested positive for amphetamine and is beside himself. He has only taken Zquil, Mucinex, and Sudafed that he can remember. He doesn’t want to go to rehab classes. He wants to prove he has never ever taken drugs. Is there another test than can prove their mistake? Any insight on how to proceed?
I am sorry about the situation your son is in. I empathize as I too have taken hair follicle tests, but have passed them all, with no false positive results.
I can tell you that Sudafed contains Pseudoephedrine, and this can cause a false positive for Amphetamines.
He must inform his superiors of all of the medications he has taken for the past 90 days, and present evidence (prescriptions, Dr.´s letters, etc.) in order to confirm the test gave a false positive result.
I hope this information helps.
I have read on Sonora Quest website and the Labcorp website that Sudafed and Vick's cough syrup can test positive for amphetamines. He should inform testing facility of all OTC medicines he takes. Labs usually do a 2nd test if it could be a false positive.
I hope it works out.
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