Does oxycodone and hydrocodone show up the same on drug screen?

QuestionsCategory: OpioidsDoes oxycodone and hydrocodone show up the same on drug screen?
John asked 1 year ago

Does oxycodone and hydrocodone show up the same on drug screen?

 

 

1 Answers
Jeffrey FudinJeffrey Fudin Staff answered 1 year ago

There are two kinds of tests; immunoassay IA) which is less accurate with lots of false positives and false negatives, and there is chromatography which is very accurate and definitive. On and IA test, it just tests for “opiates” and moderate to high doses of hydrocodone or oxycodone can come back positive for “opiates” without distinguishing between the two.  Chromatography testing will identify the specific drug.