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FAQ: Drug Screening (including results)


Drug Screening | False Positive Results

Drug Screening

For general information on drug screening and workplace drug screening tests, we suggest the following resources:

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False Positive Results

To find citations to published articles about false positives in drug testing, you can search PubMed®. Please note: PubMed does not contain whole articles, just citations and abstracts, with some links to full-text on publisher Web sites.

To search PubMed®, enter the following into the PubMed search box:

  • Substance Abuse Detection [mh] AND False Positive Reactions[mh] AND English[la].
  • Add "AND" followed by a specific drug name for more focused results.
  • PubMed tutorials are available for more search suggestions.

Another resource is Drugs of Abuse Testing, Lab Tests Online.

We also encourage you to talk with your pharmacist or health provider about a false positive result of a specific medication, food, or drink in a drug screening test.


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