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Can a standard urine drug test tell the difference between

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Can a standard urine drug test tell the difference between the painkilling drugs Lortab & Vicodin, or hydrocodone & oxycodone?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 8 years ago.
A standard urine drug screen tests for opiates. It will not differentiate between the different opiates (lortab, vicodin, oxycodone, etc).

GCMS, the confirmatory testing, if done, identifies each drug specifically.

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