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If this test you did was a simple cup test for a set of drugs, and it tells only positive for the drug class, there is a possibility you could have a false positive, and when they send the urine for confirmatory testing, it will not show a + Benzo test.
When the GC-MS confirmation test is done, it measure the exact drugs in your system down to the nanogram.
We know, that on some UDS (urine drug screen) we see a BENZO + for Sertraline, which is an antidepressant in the Prozac family (SSRI), Sertraline is Zoloft. Despite this association, these are chemically different structures. I don't think this is the cause.
Also- Rohypnol has given many a false + on a urine drug screen. This is what otherwise is caled "Roofies" or the "date rape drug",. if you ever felt like you were falling asleep, or passing out for no known reason at a party....is it possible your drink etc was laced or tampered with this, you might not even remember it. So any recent lapse in your memory? This could be explained by a Roofies and cause the result you have..
We know the anti-inflammatory drug Oxaprosin also gives us a false +. for Benzos. And the prescribing info for this drug now talks about causing a false + for Benzos.
So- basically the problem is Manufacturer specific- each drug screen tests will have drugs that cause a false positive.
The tests can detect some of these drugs up to 30days. So-- any test/procedure/exam you may have had could have called for an injection of a benzo that you are test + for...But if you had no ERvisits, no tests at the hospital, no minor surgeries... No reason for you to have a true +.
So-- the conclusion-
Your urine needed to be and needs to be sent to lab for verification. When the lab does the GC-MS, ALL the drugs that caused a + on the screen will not show up,
and therefore confirm that YOU DID NOT test + for Benzo at all. And then-- you can feel confident that you have a UDS that only shows false positives, not true positives, and a GC-MS confirmation they are not in your system!
That is what You need it sent out for-- you need the GC-MS.
And, make sure what you DO take is in there as a real +.
So- you should test + only for OXY!
I hope that helps--
Here is some info:
ZOLOFT test +: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2728940/
The Rest: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/83/1/66.full
I hope this helps you--
But you want to see your GC-MS--
And any decision made by the UDS is an incorrect one.
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If the police did an immediately reported test, and ths was positive for BENZO, there are a few other drugs that can cause this. If you have had none of these listed in my previous answer, then the Police's test may be Wrong!!!!!!
The urine needed to be sent to a lab for a further special test. That test doesn't measure BENZOS altogether, but the exact amount of each drug. If they did that test, which they must do to hold up in courts, etc,,, It will show BENZO NEGATIVE.
That test requires the urine to be sent to a special lab, and if you took no BENZOS, it will be NEGATIVE.
Do you see what I am saying?
You could have the confirmation test, and it should be NEG!
So--- the urine test the police did would then be WRONG! That would be good!
so--- they must have sent your urine out to be tested again...that is the result you need!
Did your urine test + for OXY ? It should have. If it didn't, maybe the urines got mixed up there, and the urine belonged to someone else.
So-- either the test is wrong, and you need to have a urine GC_MS test, or it was someone else's urine.
Please ask me anything if this is unclear.
OK.....In Ireland huh? The tests used in the US that test + for a"drug class will not be the type of test that matters in the end. Tests that show "BenZO" positive are only preliminary tests. The test done to confirm these take a couple of days to return back, and would show "what" Benzo was possible. If these tests are not done in Ireland, and it is possible for Prozac to falsely make the urine to show a "+ BENZO", then comparng structures it is possible for Zoloft to do the same, theoretically.
Of course all of this depends on the test that you were subjected to, and its rate of false positivity. So, if they started with an ELIZA test, and this is only started by a phoned Rx to a local pharmacy, the next question is, DO they do confirmatory testing? This would be the one trying to measure the drug specifically.
Based on the tests historically, we have seen Fibromyalgia meds give a false Pos test. We have also seen Zoloft show a false +. Zoloft and Prozac are in the same drug class, So, it remains possible that Prozac is causing a false positive, yes.
Did they not send your test out to a lab for confirmation? If not, it is possible to have a false positive.
You need your test to be sent for a "confirmation test.' and this is also a standard in the US, and takes some time to get the result. You need to ask if they can hold the + urine, and sent it to the lab, for the " insane'' DRUGs of Abuse. PACKAGE.
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