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Wassom...ranitidine causing false positive on drug screen,

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wassom...ranitidine causing false positive on drug screen
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Customer: Acid reducer taken and on probation test from lab came back positive for mwthamphetimene?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 9 months ago.

Hello

Ranitidine will not cause a false positive for methamphetamine.

If it did, the second phase of testing, called GC/MS identifies the exact substance.

They always do this for positives, if not, they don't have a valid test.

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