Can a lab test to see if you had hydrocodone 6 days ago?

QuestionsCategory: OpioidsCan a lab test to see if you had hydrocodone 6 days ago?
Paughnee asked 6 months ago

I dropped the last of my hydrocodone pills down the sink when I was trying to take them. Unfortunately, my Dr’s appointment was 6 days after that, and of course, that was the time they decided to do a urine drug screen to see if I was taking them. Their test came back negative and it didn’t matter what the reason was. They are sending it to the lab, and if it comes back negative, I will be dismissed. So, I would feel a lot better if I knew that a lab will be able to detect it.

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Jeffrey Fudin Staff answered 6 months ago

It is not likely it will be detected after day 6.