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Can orajel produce a false positive for cocaine on a drug

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Can orajel produce a false positive for cocaine on a drug test.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.


Orajel contain benzocaine, which is different than the cocaine and should not cause a false positive test for it. If you have not consumed cocaine and still the test has come positive, you can appeal for Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) test. This test is highly sensitive test and identifies the specific molecule of the drug and is like finger print testing, which would not have any false positivity.

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