Last week, this write asked for advice for a neighbor's dear friend, whom writer has never met. It seems this person had taken some morphine
cr that was not scripted for him/her. S/he also took prescription hydrocodone
and was concerned about the results of a urine test taken five days after last morphine dose.
it was discovered today that AFOAF's prospective employer called and said the specimen given on last Monday was "negative-dilute". AFOAF was able to provide a possible medical explanation and a restest was offered. S/he went and got the slip immediately and went right to lab.
The website of the LABoratory CORPoration offering the test states explicitly that the opiate
panels the employer requested test for codeine
and morphine only
My friend's neighbor is aware that hydrocodone can trigger a positive as part of a cross assay. S/he indeed has the script and assumes they can't deny employment based on a medical condition that does not interfere with the job. After sound advice from a poster here, s/he is also pretty sure there remained no morphine in his/her system after eight days.
Here's the new question (at last!)
If the lab test for opiates shows initially positive for opiates, based on use of hydrocodone, then they do a GS/MS follow-up. (so much has been learned here), and the results are negative for morphine and codeine, isn't the result reported as negative, since the two target substances were not found? Would they report a positive for a substance not requested in the test?
In other words, if the substance hydrocodone was not requested as part of the screen, nor offered as part of the screen, does the lab report it anyway?
Again, the script supports it. It's just after a negative dilute initial test, AFOAF would much rather a negative and not have to deal with an MRO.
Mr, Jiki, you have been great and i fully understand if you choose not to answer, but your counsel has been so valuable thus far.
Many thanks, all!
Chowsie added 21 Minutes and 9 Seconds later...
Hopefully this will auto merge:
From the lab's website, the specific drugs
tested for in their nine panel test:
Amphetamines; barbiturates; benzodiazepines; cannabinoids
(DolophineŽ); opiates (codeine, morphine only); phencyclidine (PCP)