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My son failed a urine drug screen at probation office

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My son failed a urine drug screen at probation office testing positive for meth. Is there any other substance that could make him test positive for meth, besides meth?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Drug Testing
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

Hi. I am Dr Abid.Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

Some of precription and non prescritpion pills can give false positive test for Meth like dextromethorphan, diphenhydramine, doxylamine, ibuprofen, naproxen, promethazine, quetiapine, quinolones (ofloxacin and gatifloxacin), and even ranitidine .

So he should be investigated for use of any other pills for issue that could be the possible reason for false positive test test other than Meth itself .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

Are you there ...

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Probation and parole sent it to lab and they now say its absolutely without a doubt meth. Is that correct.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

When lab is in doubt than they do specific method to detect Meth , if it comes positive than surely this could be METH.

So most likely this is Meth .

Regards .

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
100 percent positive? I,myself tested positive for cocaine on 2 separate occasions during an extensive treatment for sciatica, although I've never used cocaine.. is the lab 100 percent certain it's,meth and nothing else.
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 11 months ago.

Nothing is 100 percent , so possibility of false positive still there ...

Regards .