I have never taken street drugs and I dont know why Ive tested positive. Can any of these medications or the combination of them cause a false positive?
As the previous poster stated many point of service tests can give false readings. If this is going to jeapordize treatment by your physician, employment, child custody or anything of that nature, you can ask for a more accurate test like a GC-MS test. GC-MS is a gas chromatography-mass spectometry test. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry is considered
the criterion standard for confirmatory testing. The method is able to detect small quantities of a substance and confirm the presence of a specific drug (eg,morphine in an opiate screen). It is the most accurate, sensitive, and reliable
method of testing; however, the test is time-consuming, requires a high level of expertise to perform, and is costly.
For these reasons, GC-MS is usually performed only after a
positive result is obtained from immunoassay or point of service test. Well worth it if it means keeping your job, staying out of jail or being dismissed from your Drs practice! Ask for a more sensitive test, adamantly insist you are innocent of using Ecstacy and tell your tester that you are willing to go to any measure to prove that you do not use this drug. Be sure to bring a list of all medications you have used in the last week or two including OTC's. Decongestants like pseudoephedrine are notorius for causing false positives on these types of tests. See if you can get them to confirm with a higher end, more sesitive and accurate test. Good Luck!
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