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Can birth fluids be tested for marijuana metabolites? E.g.

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Can birth fluids be tested for marijuana metabolites? E.g. the mixed amniotic fluid and blood collected from the table during hospital births?

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no, it would need to be a urine or blood test from the patient suspected of using marijuana

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So you don't think the amount of blood in the fluids collected would be enough for a lab to process the test?

no, it's not the amount. its that the fluids are contaminated and the test could not be relied upon. the lab would never be collected that way. all labs, either blood or urine, have to be collected in a sterile fashion or they are worthless.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

OK, thanks. I thought that might be the case. It was an idea for a research study.