QuestionsCategory: Tox Screensmetabolism
Beth asked 11 months ago

My daughter\\\\\\\’s UA came back negative even though she was on opioid pain medicine. They accused her of diverting and being an \\\\\\\’addict\\\\\\\’ their words. I demanded a test again as I believe she does not absorb medications. They re-tested her in the hospital after they WATCHED her take the pain medicine. The test again came back negative for opioids. What can I do to protect her from future negative UAs when it has been proven she doesn\\\\\\\’t metabolis at times.

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Jeffrey FudinJeffrey Fudin Staff answered 11 months ago

The results depend on the medication she takes and the type of test they are doing.  If it’s immunoassay rather than chromatography, there is a high chance of false negatives and false positives. You could ask them to do a chromatography test if that is not what they are currently doing.  See