Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!
Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
Many compounds can cause a false positive for K2 in a screening test.
That being said you are, in my opinion, fighting a loosing battle by arguing this point with the doctors at your rehab facility as they are in charge and are not going to listen to you on this issue, no matter what evidence you bring to them.
Also, any positive results from a screen exam (that might be from a false positive) is confirmed by mass spec and/or gas chromatography which is very, very accurate and would not be fooled by any contamination by lamictal or its metabolites.
So. What is the take home message? This is not a battle you are going to win. Accept the restrictions place on you and complete your scheduled rehab.
Does this make sense to you?
I realize that this was not the answer you were hoping to hear but it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information.
Surely, you prefer that I tell the truth rather than what you wish to hear. Because it reflects very poorly on me unless you press one of the top three feedback choices, keep this in mind when rating my answer and please do not punish me for being honest. I understand that this may not be easy to hear, and I empathize.
Even though my answer was not quite what you were hoping for, please understand that my priority was to provide you with the most honest information. With that in consideration, I hope that you found my answer useful. Please click the excellent feedback button so that I can receive credit for my efforts.
I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations. Thanks in advance, Dr. Rick MD FACS
I see that you are offline. I will switch to Q&A format. This format works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)
My daughter is in a rehab facility. She has been doing very well. Approx. August 8 she was started on Lamictal. on August 17 she tested positive for K2. She has been isolated now for 7 days. has not been ANYWHERE and is still testing positive. I have read that lamictal can give false positives for K2. Can you give me any information. The consequences are that she can be
No doctors involved. Just monitors (lay people) urine tests only. Nothing further. They will not due bloodwork she has requested. Just want to know can urine test only test positive of K2 after starting Lamictal?????
Thank you for answering question.... The complaint I have is that you made a generalized answer without asking questions. You assumed doctors involved and bloodwork was done. The problem is you are proven quilty without the facts and need to find the facts on you own. Unfortunately, I cannot give you high rating, not for information because I do want the truth, but would like to have given you information before you answered question without the facts.