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Question - Are opioids on standard drug tests?

Discussion in 'Drug testing Questions' started by Sapient, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Sapient

    Sapient Silver Member

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    I've searched the entire fucking internet, I swear, for whether or not hydrocodone and oxycodone show up on traditional drug tests that only have an option for "opiates." I've read a million reasons from different people why they do show up as opiates, and a million reasons from other people as to why they don't show up as opiates and they require a special test to detect. What the hell is the truth?

    Please only respond if you are 95%+ sure about your answer. Do hydrocodone and oxycodone show up on standard drug tests that only have an option for "opiates?" Or do they require their own special test to show up?

    It's kind of vital that I know the truth on this subject, so I'd really appreciate it if someone who knows their shit and is POSITIVE about the answer would let me know.
     
  2. matchaca

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    It depends, if the test is looking for morphine then it won't show swiyours use of hydrocodone but if the test looks for some other opiate then it will show....
     
  3. YeaXTC

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    Honestly... it just depends on the type of test. If it's a generic store brand test it may not be extensive....but for a job could cover all bases. Also, oxycodone is the most abused "opiate" prescription narcotic (not only that but with all the media hype for OxyContin [oxycodone ER]), so swim would more than likely imagine that this would be one tested for. He thinks less common opiates such as hydromorphone (dilaudid) and such are only tested on a "certain case by case basis" but very common opiates such as morphine, codeine, diamorphine (heroin) would all pretty much fall under the basic "opiate" genre..
     
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  4. matchaca

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    nope, if the test covers just the basics swim would guess it would search for morphine and since hydrocodone doesn't break into morphine it wouldn't show
     
  5. chillinwill

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    I am 100% sure that oxycodone has to be specifically tested for in order for it to be detected. That is why some of the dip stick piss tests now are not only testing for the presence for opiates, but also for oxycodone. These are two separate panels. Now if one is going to take a lab test or they send the test into the lab, all bets are off. Red Rock has only encountered one dip stick test that tested for oxycodone and it was a ten panel drug test that tested for the 5 basics along with benzodiazepines, oxycodone, methadone, barbiturates, and methamphetamine.

    As for hydrocodone, Red Rock has taken that many times in the past and had a drug test the same day and the day after and it never showed up on the normal 5 panel dip stick piss test (which was testing for opiates). Now if the test is testing for opioids and not just opiates, this result could be different. Once again though, if one's test is sent off to the lab, all bets are off.
     
  6. forwhomthebelltolls

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    oxycodone may not metabolize to morphine, but it can trigger a positive for an 'opiate' dip-stick urine test. what matters is the amount of oxycodone taken, and the cut-off of the 'opiate' test.

    can swiy be more specific on usage or the type of test?
     
  7. RX420

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    my friend thinks some tests are made for all opiates/opioid and some only detect herion.codeine,morphine and things.
     
  8. thebige

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    Re: The Truth about Opiates in Drug Testing?

    Swim saw in a hospital supply catalog,a plastic dip test that had a separate window for oxycodone/oxycontin,he believes the Vicoden will show under the opiates window on the test.
    They were selling them very inexpensive and in bulk boxes of 100+ tests for doctors/hospitals........
    Not hard to come across on the internet. stay safe bige



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  9. jackedupgod

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    swim has personal experience with such problems and is 100% sure that oxycodone will NOT show up on a standard opiate test they have to test for it in its own panel by it self because it does NOT convert to enough morphine to trigger the test UNLESS swiy consumed a few 80's that day then there is a CHANCE. now as far as hydrocodone goes swim thought it was the same but failed miserably on a standard opiate dipstick test. but swim has an idea that oxycodone and hyrdrocodone in your system together WILL. because swim took one oxy 80 on a sunday and passed on a monday then he took 8 viks tuesday and failed the dipstick thursday and was VERY bewildered and confused and had to do a month in jail and 2 months on the bracelet MY FRIEND SWIM WAS VERY UPSET. stick with the blues swiy will be fine as long as he Knows THEY ARE NOT TESTING FOR OXY! hope this helps brotha
     
  10. RX420

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    my friends scripted norcos and it never seems to show up on tests?
     
  11. Spucky

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    Some do and some not!
    A real deep screening will show everything
    a cheap Test from the Headshop/ Pharmacy do (mostly) not!

    As long the Brand is not named no one know what will be shown up!
     
  12. thebige

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    Nothing will stop the results in the dreaded lab testing.......
    Although it can sometimes be cost prohibitive for a small doctors office..

    good-luck
    bige
     
  13. Oxy Moron

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    Somehow guessing SWIOP expects opiates to show up, but not the one that should.

    Jobs- Dipstick tests will show general opiate category, but nobody asks this kind of question for workplace concerns.

    Probation/Parole- Same as jobs but a lot more on the line. Again, assuming opiates are expected to show so producing a valid prescription will pre-empt any violation.

    Doctor- Many enforce strict contracts and will have your insurance send it through an independent lab. Never feel safe going into an appointment with the wrong one in your system. If you're prescribed one, make SURE it shows up on the test.

    Long story short the answer is YES, they can distinguish hydros and oxys if they wanted to.