False Positive Urine Drug Screen

Q: Patient admitted to hospital for worsening depression and suicidal ideations. He reports compliance with antidepressant and denies history of substance abuse but his urine drug screen is positive for benzodiazepine. 
Which of the following antidepressant is likely responsible for this false positive urine drug screen?

 


 

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  • Sertraline —> can cause false positive results for benzodiazepines

  • Venlafaxine —> can cause false positive results for Phencyclidine

  • Bupropion —> can cause false positive results for Amphetamine

  • Trazodone —> can cause false positive results for Amphetamine


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Dr. Harvinder Singh, M.D. (Admin)


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