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Im on probation and get drug tested..i came up possative for morphine..i have been using heroin for 2 months..i also just got a prescription for codeine..when i test tomorrow can they tell the difference between the codeine and haroin ?

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Hello,

Yes, this type of drug test will tell the difference. Tests that just use a dipstick might be confused, but court-required drug testing sends the sample to the lab to be tested via gas chromatography and/or mass spectrophotometry. They actually test for metabolites, not the pure drug itself. Every drug has different metabolites, so the metabolite for heroin will be positive and so will the metabolite for cocaine.

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Schuyler

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