Saliva Drug Test Does Codeine And Hydrocodone Show Up He Same

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probationtrouble Says:
I am taking perscription cough syrup with codiene and took some hydrocodone recreationally and wondered on a 5 panel saliva test, will they both just show up as an opiate? or is there a differance in the two?

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David Says:
It really depends on how sophisticated the drug test is. Some drug tests (whether it be saliva, urine, or hair) can detect the exact substance in question, while others may not even be able to differentiate between the basic structures of Hydrocodone and Codeine.

In any event, if you have a false positive or are accused of a misreading. I would suggest getting re-tested with a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. It has the ability to distinguish the exact substances in question. This type of testing is not initially performed because of cost, but, is often a follow-up option for those facing serious consequences such as a job loss or jail time.

I hope this helps!

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Star Says:
I took 1 pill of 5mg Norco yesterday afternoon and I'm taking a saliva drug test tomorrow morning at 8 am I need to know if this will show up on my drug test I'm not a regular user so I hope that helps me. Can you please help.

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brutallydisgusting Says:
this is a hard question as it depends on how much codeine was taken how often the weight and metabolism of the individual.. here are some stats i found from the Center for Human Toxicology, University of Utah, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology this was done it 1999 so it's a little old but should still be relevant.. the participants were given 30mg of liquid codeine
theses are all in nanograms per milliliter in saliva and if you know the brand name of test test you are taking the company should list the cut off limits for getting a positive result.. i took an oral eze for my pre employment and the cut off is 30ng/ml in saliva.. this is just one brand of tests and every test will vary in cut off limits some will be higher some will be lower

0.25hr 4129 ng/ml in saliva
0.5hr 1172 ng/ml in saliva
1hr 480 ng/ml in saliva
2hr 154 ng/ml in saliva
4hr 60 ng/ml in saliva
6hr 36 ng/ml in saliva
8hr 19 ng/ml in saliva
10hr 11 ng/ml in saliva
12hr 7 ng/ml in saliva
24hr 0 0 NA

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Drug test Issue Says:
My Husband took a Lorcet 7.5mg lastnight around 9pm and it was my Lorcet from dental surgery I had done a couple weeks ago, he took it due to pain in his shoulder,and when he arrived to work this morning he was picked for a random drug test and took the test around 10am, he weighs about 150lbs, we are on pins and needles wondering if the Codeine will show up on the test!!! Any Suggestions???

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brutallydisgusting Says:
saliva tests do test for hydrocodone and it is different that codeine. weather or not he will test positive is a question that cant be answered based on the sensitivity of the test and his metabolism are all outside factors that can not be determined by the information given... i know the half life of hydrocodone is 4-6 hours sounds like it was 12hr to the druge test so he probably still had an 1/8 to a 1/4 dose in his system.. i hate to be the barren of bad news but i would say he will probably test positive and since it was not his prescription id say you guys are f***ed and i have delt with drugs labs in the past they are f***ing a**holes... im not a doctor just a huge nerd that reads alot and have casted a couple stones in my day

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Beka Says:
i have taken acetaminphen-codeine cough med.I will take a saliva drug test in 3 days. will this coedine be detected difrently then hydracodene in a sensitive saliva test

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Bad mama Says:
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I gave my daughter 1/2 of a 5-425 hydrocodone tablet on Thursday afternoon. Never took one before but had horrible body pain from cold. Then Friday she was called for saliva drug test Saturday morning. She is being tested to work in a grocery store. I feel terrible, is it possible she will pass this test??

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Stevo Says:
Curious how it turned out for your daughter.

I will editorialize now and wonder why on Earth people are being drug tested to work in a grocery store or Wendys flipping burgers?

When this drug testing crap started in the 80's it was for airline pilots, train engineers and truck drivers. Since then it has expanded to basically every frickin job in the US of A.

If anyone ever tells you the "slippery slope" argument is fallacy, here is your proof right here that it exists. I tried to warn people back then that this is what would end up happening. Give up an inch of rights and these fascists will take the WHOLE RIGHT.

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jay Says:
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Yes i was wondering if hydrocodone and hydrocodiene will show as the same thing at my pain man. Dr's office (urine)drug test?

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cara c Says:
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I have been taking pain pills on and off for about 6 mos and smoke green pretty often, if i dont use any of the above for a week and drink lots of cranberry juice and take a detox drink before, will i pass.. not sure what testing they are gonna do...i imagine a piss test..any help

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aa Says:
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will hydrocodone show up the same as subatex in a salavi test,will they both show up as opiates

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help Says:
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So I took 3½ Vicodins and I could possibly have to take a saliva test in 10 days, will I be clean? Also how come people who ask the questions on here never follow up and say they passed or failed?

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JG RMD Says:
No, in 10 days it is impossible for you to test positive from a Saliva based test. Saliva is a good test because it is non invasive and can detect substances that have been VERY recently ingested. However, it has a VERY short period of detection.. similar to a blood test.

If you remember nothing else, remember this:

Saliva tests will detect substances for a period of 1-3 days,.. Beyond 3 days you will NOT test positive for any substance due to the nature of our metabolism.

Generally Saliva will give a positive result for anything that has been ingested in the past 12-36 hours. Past about 36 hours just about every drug will fall below the ng/mL cutoff level to indicate a positive result. This is why Urine testing is used for "punitive" testing such as Courts, Jails, Prisons, Probation, Diversion programs and so on. Urine tests that are sent to a lab which use GC/MS can detect substances for the maximum amount of time possible.

Which is 4-5 days (at most) for opiates,.. 2-4 days for Amphetamines,.. and for THC (Marijuana) up to 40-45 days for the most habitual chronic smokers/users. For an average user of Marijuana a URINE - LAB tested GC/MS sample will test positive for a few weeks.

But this is Saliva -- and is MUCH different. Drug metabolites are only present in your saliva for very short periods of time after use.. so again,.. A Saliva Test sent to a Lab would only result in an average of 12-36 hour detection from time of use -- and at the MOST a 3 day (72 hour) detection (this is uncommon).

So 10 days would 100% of the time result in a clean Saliva test result. 5 Days would result in a Clean Saliva test result.

Take care,

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kpl Says:
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I wouldn't think so. It has to be a certain level to show positive

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Deb Says:
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I took 2 10/325 hydrocodone on Thursday around 4 pm. I have a mouth swab drug test Monday is there any chance I will fail.. I don't use on a regular basis but hit my shin bone pretty bad and I took some old ones I had.

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JG RMD Says:
Fail a Saliva SWAB test? That is 100 hours (give or take) post consumption. A Saliva test would be about 98% likely to test clean after this amount of time.

A urine test, on the other hand,.. is different. If the Urine test is standard panel immunoassay (dip test, where they don't send to lab) -- it would likely NOT test positive due to higher ng/Ml/dL -- But if a urine test where they send to a lab for GC/MS testing your odds drop to something like 50/50, or 60/40.

I wouldn't worry too much about it .. single use of short acting opiates, like hydrocodone, half a short half life and as such after 4+ days are at VERY low levels of drug metabolite in your urine output and EVEN lower or non existent in your blood an saliva.

So Saliva test = Pass for sure.
Blood test = Pass for sure.
Urine test (sent to Lab) = Probably pass, but not as certain.

Good luck,

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Polo Says:
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I am a heavy user of loratabs, I take about 5-7 a day do to sever back pain. My question is how long will it take for me to pass a drug test, it will either be a pis test or mouth swab. Yes I know drugs are bad etc etc. just looking for a little help

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Dana Says:
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I took a 5/325 mg hydrocodone on Saturday at noon.. Approximately 48 hours later I had to take a saliva test for a job that I was applying for. I wasn't thinking at all that this would show up on a drug test when I took the pill, but now after researching it, I'm worried that I may not get the job. Does anyone have any insight or experience with this type of testing? Thanks!

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David Says:
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Did you get the job? I haven't drank any yet but I'm applying for jobs and don't want to risk it

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Melanie Says:
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Have a saliva drug test on Thursday morning at 10. I partook around 11 at night on Monday. will I fail?

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