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will methadone show up on a profile 5/10 panel EXP + OPI urine

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will methadone show up on a profile 5/10 panel EXP + OPI urine test...i had to take this test

 

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
Why is this test being done?

What laboratory is doing this test?

Are you taking the methadone with a legal prescription or through a methadone treatment program OR was this obtained through other means?



Customer: replied 3 years ago.
it was sent to labcorp and i am taking the test through post accident from work
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.

Are you taking the methadone with a legal prescription or through a methadone treatment program OR was this obtained through other means?

What type of work do you do?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
office work i gues through other means ...... will it be detected
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
There are some variations in drug panels (even when performed by the same lab) since some employers will request a custom specific panel.

As a medical review officer, most 10 panel test do indeed include methadone. The detection period for methadone is generally about 3 days. If you use or have used within 2-3 days of this test, you would likely test positive.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
so is the 5/10 panel a 10 panel or 5 panel test
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
I believe it it the 10 panel. Unfortunately, LabCorp allows physicians or employers to design their own panels, so there is no way to know with absolute certainty which drugs are included in this test.
Expert:  Family Physician replied 3 years ago.
I suspect that this employer may be using a 5 panel test for pre-employment and a 10 panel test for post-accident.

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