How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Onlinedoc Your Own Question
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2682
Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
2598649
Type Your Health Question Here...
Onlinedoc is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can valerian root cause a urine test to show a false positive

This answer was rated:

Can valerian root cause a urine test to show a false positive for benzodiazepine? My husband had to recently take a urine test for his insurance at work and he was denied because of this. Is there any way to distinguish the difference between the two?

Hi,

In rare instances valerian root has been reported to show up as false positive for benzodiazapine on drug tests.

However, any false positive would be sent for GC/MS confirmation, and this would clarify that it is not a benzo.

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps.
Please rate me high if you are satisfied with our conversation.
In case you have further query press reply to expert button.
Bonus and positive feedback are appreciated.
Thanks.

Onlinedoc and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What is GC/MS confirmation?

Hi,

Thanks for the follow-up.

GC/MS is gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, the testing methodology uses to confirm presumptive positive drug screen specimens.

GC/MS provides identification of the molecule(s) based on characteristic fragmentation patterns at specific retention times.

It is more specific test for benzos and that will definitely come back negative for benzos if he had not taken any.

 

Hope this helps.
Please rate me high if you are satisfied with our conversation.
In case you have further query press reply to expert button.
Bonus and positive feedback are appreciated.
Thanks.


Onlinedoc and 5 other Health Specialists are ready to help you