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Urine testing for different benzodiazepines

Discussion in 'Drug testing discussion' started by tours, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. tours

    tours Newbie

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    so i am on probation and am being drug tested regularly. i was recently prescribed klonipins, and i was wondering if taking xanax would be detectable since they are both benzos and the klonipins will cause me to fail the benzo portion of the drug test anyway.

    do they have the same detectable metabolite in urine or will they be able to differentiate between them if they send the urine sample to a lab?
     
  2. tryptamaster

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    Re: kloinipins and xanax drug tests

    If you show them the prescription i doubt they will go to lab testing. Also, if your being given the nida-5 benzodiazapiens will not be detected.
     
  3. tours

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    Re: kloinipins and xanax drug tests

    benzos are on my drug test. i asked my PO what drug classes were on the drug test and benzos were included.

    the way it works is, if the test comes up negative then the drug test is retained and the urine sample is thrown out.

    but if any of the drug strips show up positive they keep the urine sampe and send it off to a lab to check for false positives.

    since there are alot more than one benzo and i am only allowed to take klonipins then they will probably send it to the lab because i tested positive for benzos and they need to check if i have been doing any other benzos.

    the way that they detect the drugs in lab tests is by finding the detectable metablolite from the drug.

    the detectable metabolite from klonipins is 7-aminoclonazepam

    so im trying to find out what the detectable metabolite is from xanax, because if it isnt 7-aminoclonazepam then they will be able to differentiate between the two when they send it to the lab, and then i will be charged with a probation violation.

    i can't find any info on the detectable metabloite of xanax so far.
     
  4. Richard_smoker

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    Re: kloinipins and xanax drug tests

    i assure you it's different...when they send it to the lab for GC/MS confirmation, the lab will confirm a different benzo.

    Just hope the level is below the cut-off...