False Positive On Drug Test For Benzodiazepines What Can Cause This

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Rochelle Says:


My son is taking aleve, ibuprofen, sertraline and has tested positive for benzodiazepines. He just started on trazadone and is still testing positive for benzodiazepines. Do you know if any of these can be the cause?



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tina Says:

Sertraline causes false positives about 26% of the time. In some people (like me), the body metabolizes it in such a way that it creates a benzo type chemical. Aleve will also cause false positives.

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cherry Says:

Can jet alert or red bull or Hydrocodone/acetaminophen cause a false positive on drug screen for benzos

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tonynwk Says:
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Ive been testing dirty for benzodiazepines. Ive been taking flomax percocets aleve benadryl nyquil

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CoolMommaducky Says:

there are many over the counter meds and prescription meds that will show false positive.if you know you haven't taken what you're being accused of then demand your urine to be retested if you must ask for a gas chromatographic test it may cost but most places will refund your money when you are proven innocent good luck

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Aud Says:
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Not sure about the benedrill but I heard energy drinks like Monster can give a false positive for benzos. My friend's now decease boyfriend (drug reasons) was in drug court and was actually keeping clean at that time. He had drank a Monster energy drink that morning. It came up as benzos in his system. Caused a mess obviously. Unfortunately the guy fell from his sobriety and overdoed. I hope this helps.

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coolmommaducky Says:

Benadryl can show false positive for benzo, so can antidepressants. If you know you haven't taken any demand it retested or a blood test, if you wait you may lose the chance to prove your innocence.Good Luck

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Matt Says:
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I take lortab, ambien, lortab and also Benadryl from time to time. I tested positive for benzos. Can any of these cause that? I've never taken any benzo of any type.. It was a random drug test at work. I have a 4 yr old son and 1yr daughter. I can not afford to lose my job, pls help!!!

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cardsfan Says:
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I take oxycodone and zanaflex and levothyroxin and bloodpessure medicine and took a few Aleve this last week can anyone please tell me why my urine test showed positive for benzodiazepines

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Mimi Says:
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I do know that if you take too many ibuprofen you can come up positive for THC and possibly benzos.

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Jeffrey Says:

Cup tests or drip tests will read false positive on average 50% of the time out of a random test group of 4300 people. So that means almost 2200 people tested false positive for one drug or another.

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KenieK Says:
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Jeffrey,

I'm curious to what your reference source is for that statistic? That figure just seems inflated to some working in the industry. In my humble opinion 1% is unacceptable when life's freedom and liberty are contingent upon them.

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Jeffrey Says:
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Here is the Source: "Urine Drug Test Often Gives False Results", Painnewsnetwork.org. Web. 13 April 2015.

This isn't the only report that I can refer you to. But this one says it nicely and shows you the graph. And I believe you... Recent example... Last week I tested positive for methadone and benzodiazapines... On one of the immunoassay tests as stated in that source. It came back clean from the lab.

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Jeffrey Says:

Did you get my post about the source. I work for Dope Inc. we own several outpatient and inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities around the country. In our facilities if we have a client test positive on an instant cup or drip test (these are highly sensitive immunoassay tests, all the instant ones are) we ALWAYS send them to the lab for a gas chromatographic test for confirmation and often they do come back clean. Immunoassay tests look for immune system response to break down the drug. It doesn't actually test for the drug... but the bodies metabolite. They can be unreliable and are used as a POC (point of care) spot check. If an employer or probation etc gives you one of these and they come back positive for something that you KNOW you are NOT taking... demand that it be sent to the lab for a Gas Chromatographic test. The lab actually breaks down individual molecules so they are far more accurate.

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Jeffrey Says:

I work for Dope Inc. we own several outpatient and inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities around the country. In our facilities if we have a client test positive on an instant cup or drip test (these are highly sensitive immunoassay tests, all the instant ones are) we ALWAYS send them to the lab for a gas chromatographic test for confirmation and often they do come back clean. Immunoassay tests look for immune system response to break down the drug. It doesn't actually test for the drug... but the bodies metabolite. They can be unreliable and are used as a POC (point of care) spot check. If an employer or probation etc gives you one of these and they come back positive for something that you KNOW you are NOT taking... demand that it be sent to the lab for a Gas Chromatographic test. The lab actually breaks down individual molecules so they are far more accurate. If you know you are not taking the drug you are testing positive for then DEMAND it be sent to the lab to prove that it was a false positive

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KEB Lab Says:

Jeffrey, thanks for saying this.... I was about to post the same thing. There are federal guidelines which MUST be followed when testing patients for the presence of drugs. Any doctor who kicks a patient off of their care without confirmation by GC/MS or LC/MS is violating federal guidelines.

On the other hand, people, stop taking so many drugs.... over the counter drugs included!! We have become so dependent on drugs to alleviate any little discomfort, that we are causing unintended consequences.

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Gary Says:
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Re: Matt (# 7)

Benadryl can cause a false positive for a few things


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oldmandowntheroad Says:

Re: KEB Lab (# 15)

do you know where i can find these guidelines on federal drug testing procedures


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Teddy Says:
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Re: KEB Lab (# 15)

Where can I get this hard copy verication.
I haven't taken Fentanyl in over 15 yrs. But now a UA indicated a positive reading. I will ask for that test be done again in more accurate way by repeating that test. . I had surgery. It didn't go well. I suffer terribly. Please will you help me prove my Innocence. With this information... Please....

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KEB Says:

Trazadone will trigger a positive benzo result. Most prescription drugs used for anxiety fall under the benzodiazepine class of drugs.

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Mike Says:
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Re: tonynwk (# 3)

I just Pissed dirty for benzo’s and all I take is Benadryl now I’m really screwed here how do I prove to them that I didn’t take benzo’s I’m on methadone I think the confirmation test showed that it was still benzos when it wasn’t it was Benadryl how can I protect myself what can I do it please help

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