False Positives

12 Things That Can Make You Fail A Drug Test

Failing a drug test is not exclusive to people who usually use drugs only. In fact, there are various products which when consumed, will lead to a false positive in a drug test. Discussed here are twelve things that can make a person fail a drug test: 1. Vitamin B Supplements Vitamin B12 is essential […]

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What Can Cause a MDMA False Positive

Ecstasy and Molly are 2 common names referring to a highly addicted drug known as MDMA. MDMA is chemically known as 3,4-methylenedioxy-methMDMA, which means that it is an MDMA-derivative. MDMA modulates the levels of 3 hormones in the brain, including dopamine, serotonin and nor-epinephrine, MDMA has properties of both simulants and hallucinogens. Therefore, MDMA administration […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for THC

THC is an abbreviation of Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the major constituent of cannabis. Cannabis is commonly known as marijuana, Ganja, grass, Hashish, Hemp, Indian hemp, Pot, reefer, weed. THC administration alters state of consciousness, affects the perception of time, place and mood, and causes euphoria. That’s why THC is amongst a group of highly addictive […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for PCP

PCP is an abbreviation referring to an illicit drug named Phencyclidine, which is similar to Ketamine. Because of PCP’s effectiveness on certain receptors in the brain, PCP is still illegally marketed; although it was previously banned and withdrawn. PCP is abused for achieving recreational purposes, as its administration results in delirium, hallucinations, confusion and psychosis-like […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for Methadone

Methadone is an opioid (narcotic) drug that is used to relieve pain, and to help decrease and manage the withdrawal symptoms of other opioids, such as heroin. Methadone works through binding to the same receptors in the brain, through which other opioids affect, including μ (mu) and k (kappa) receptors. That’s why Methadone is used […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for Meth

Meth is an abbreviation of Methamphetamine, which is a drug prescribed to treat 3 issues, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy and resistant obesity. Meth works through its stimulatory effects on the central nervous system, increasing the levels of 3 hormones in the brain, including norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. That in turn results in […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for Oxycodone

Oxycodone is semi-synthetic opioid analgesic, which means that oxycodone is a narcotic, and it causes dependence (addiction). Oxycodone is used to relieve mild and moderate pain as well as another type of pain known as around-the-clock pain, for which an extendedrelease form of oxycodone is used. The same as other opioids, such as morphine and […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive For Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs, such as Xanax, Zetran, Prosom and Niravam. Benzodiazepines are used to treat 4 disorders, including anxiety, panic attack, seizures, and sleep-related disorders. In addition, some barbiturates are used to ease some of alcohol-withdrawal symptoms, and during surgeries. What Can Cause a False Positive Sertraline-containing drugs, such as Zoloft, Actiser […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is an opioid (narcotic) drug that is used as a substituent to help people get rid of addiction of other opioids. Buprenorphine works through binding to the same receptors in the brain, through which other opioids affect, including μ (mu) and k (kappa) receptors. Buprenorphine decreases the need to other opioids. The same time, […]

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What Can Cause a False Positive for Cocaine

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that is commonly prescribed as an anaesthetic. Cocaine administration results in euphoria, increasing physical performance and energetic feelings, reducing fatigue, and improving mental functions. Because of those effects, cocaine is commonly abused and misused; thus, it is counted amongst illicit drugs. Being addicting, cocaine has many different street names, […]

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