and that no other opiates are present? I know the test they use is checking for Oxycodone and Buprenorphine levels because apparently the Buprenorphine or the naloxone .metabolizes into oxycodone. And from what I gather oxymorphone also metabolizes into oxycodone... not sure though... So will they detect the oxymorphone or will the results be the same as if only suboxone was present... Thanks
I can't specifically answer your question and not really sure where it is going but my sub doctor gives monthly tests. They test for the buprenorphine at the office but then they mail the sample off to a lab to check for anything else to make sure I'm not taking anything I'm not suppose to be.
When they tested us, it did show other opiates if someone had taken them on the quick test they do in the office. The mail off tests are supposedly more accurate, so, it show up as both. That is the purpose of the test, to see if anyone is taking something they shouldn't. If the person keeps taking opiates on top of the subs, they will usually kick them off the program, but, i think they may let them have at least one slip up.
The test will confirm the presence of suboxone and (maybe) its' level in your system. Then it's mailed out to a lab where it's checked for other substances. Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percodan, codeine (opiates in general) metabolize in to morphine in the system. But suboxone is different. They have a way to distinguish this med from all others. Regardless of what it eventually metabolizes as in the system. I think this is correct. Patti's right in that subs will test as subs only. Then they can check for other things too.
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