Can testing positive for benzodiazepines in a job drug test cause you not to get the job?
If its not prescribed to you, yes.
If the drug test is testing for Benzodiazepines, then you will test positive. If the test looks for SPECIFIC benzodiazepines the you will definitely test positive for diazepam (valium). You may also test positive for the metabolites (by-products) of valium: nordiazepam, oxazepam and temazepam. However, if you have a valid prescription in your name for this medication, a positive test will not be an issue.
Zanaflex, or better known as Tizanidine, has not been documented to cause false positive in screening tests for drug abuse. Hence if a positive result is registered for the psychoactive drug benzodiazepines, it is likely due to other medications taken by the user that are creating the false positive.
My boyfriend tested positive for benzodiazepines although he has not taken any of the drugs I have seen that are part of that family could you please help me?
WRONG: "No, benadryl is not related to benzodiazepines in the slightest." RIGHT:That is INCORRECT! We are NOT allowed to take Benadryl in any form cause certain test markers have it show up as POSITIVE for BENZODIAZEPINES. Its the year 2011 & they have YET to fix the Drug testing results to make them accurate. Also certain very common antidepressant meds also test positive for Controlled Substances as well. Always look to see what your meds…
they both fall under the category "benzodiazepines" which is a category on most drug tests, but a lab can easily figure out what drug triggered the benzodiazepine reaction. most drug test will be testing for the ingredients of the benzodiazepines, not the drug it came from. a much more advance and expensive test would be required to determine if it came from xanax, koltipin or Valium because they are all benzodiazepines. This came from a…
Not in a regular 5 or 7 drug of abuse screening. The category of benzodiazepines will come back positive but it won't say exactly which benzo was present. The sample can be sent on for further testing to determine plasma levels of the drug and exactly which one it is but that is not done on a typical drug screen.
Do you mean a false positive? To my knowledge, its not possible to get a false positive if you have not taken the drug. If you get a positive result, it probably means that you took a benzodiazepine within the detection time (which can be a very long time, especially for long acting ones like diazepam and clonazepam)
Depends on what drug you took, for example benzodiazepines (Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, Valium ect..) WILL show up on a basic drug screen. I recommend asking what they are testing for so then you know in advance, the basics include THC, Benzodiazepines, Opiates (percocets, heroin, morphine) and cocaine.
No. It is very unlikely for one drug to cause a false positive on a drug screen for any other substance. Drug screens test for metabolites of specific drugs. All drug tests have a rating based on specificity and sensitivity. The higher the sensitivity, the lower the specificity. Basically it is only possible to have a false positive by using another drug that is very chemically similar to the positive test. These drugs are not…