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will percocet show up in a hair follicle test can anyspecial

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will percocet show up in a hair follicle test can anyspecial washes help pass a hair follicle test my hair is half inch long so they said they may use armpit
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Family Physician replied 2 years ago.
Despite the claims made by these products (and similar products promoted on the web), there is absolutely NO scientific evidence that these products do anything.

The drug metabolites are incorporated into the shaft of the hair as it grows - much like adding somthing to concrete as it is being poured. Washes, "cleanser" etc do NOTHING since the drugs are inside the hair - not on the surface.

As for the detection of Percocet - it depends if the specific test includes testing for oxocodone, the frequency of use, and dose.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
so a 5 panel screen that test for morphine based opiates would pic it up or no
Expert:  Family Physician replied 2 years ago.
NO - the standard 5 panel "opiates" only identifes morphine, codeine and 6-acetyl morphine. Percocet contains oxycodone that does not metabolize to any of these opiates, and therefore would not be identified. The standard opiate panel only detects morphine, codeine, heroin (and in high enough intake poppy seeds).

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