Urine drug tests have become a common method for detecting the presence of drugs in a person’s system. These tests are widely used in various settings, including employment screenings, probation monitoring, and medical evaluations.
False positive results in urine drug tests for benzodiazepines can have serious consequences, impacting employment opportunities, legal matters, and personal well-being. Understanding the factors that contribute to false positives and taking necessary precautions can help individuals navigate drug testing with greater confidence.
Let’s begin by answering this question first:
Answer: (c) Lorazepam
….. but why?
To understand the rationale behind this answer, we should have a good understanding of benzodiazepines metabolism, which is important for the correct interpretation of urine drug tests for benzodiazepines.
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BASICS OF BENZODIAZEPINES METABOLISM:
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