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Can methacrylate polymer acrylic nail powder cause a false

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Can methacrylate polymer acrylic nail powder cause a false positive drug test result?

mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

mysticdoc :

No there is no such scientific evidence.

mysticdoc :

Did you get any false positive test?

Customer:

Yes I have had numerous tests come back positive and was wondering if it was from my acrylic nail products

mysticdoc :

do you take any other medications?

Customer:

no not often

mysticdoc :

please be more specific.

mysticdoc :

which medication you took last time

mysticdoc :

also when was the drug test done

mysticdoc :

and what positives observed

Customer:

just the odd panadene rapid

Customer:

tests are done monthly and every second or third in between comes back positive for meth

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

methamphetamine>

Customer:

so negative negative positive negative negative negative positive ect

Customer:

yes

mysticdoc :

and what do they test urine, blood?

Customer:

urine

mysticdoc :

ok

Customer:

someone told me it could be the nail products i use and to wear gloves next time and see what the result is

mysticdoc :

I have not seen any scientific literature suggesting this from methacrylate nail powder.

mysticdoc :

If that is the case, you should not use the nail polish at all for 2 weeks.

mysticdoc :

And see if that occurs again

Customer:

thinners

Customer:

acetone

Customer:

dimethyl

mysticdoc :

no it will not

Customer:

these are some of the products contents

mysticdoc :

ok

Customer:

ethanol

mysticdoc :

ethanol will cause positive for alcohol not methamphetamine

Customer:

isopropyl myristate

Customer:

no positives for alchoal

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

then this is not nail polish related.

Customer:

butyl acetate

mysticdoc :

ok

Customer:

well im at a loss and it is rather concerning to me

mysticdoc :

at least not nail polish related

Customer:

ok thank you

mysticdoc :

very welcome

Customer:

could it be any perumes?

Customer:

perfumes sorry

mysticdoc :

still very unlikely

mysticdoc :

methamphetamine is a stimulant and will not be similar to the perfume ingredients usually.

Customer:

ok thanks for all your help

mysticdoc :

very welcome

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