Urine Drug Screen: Opioids

LECTURE SERIES DAY 2: RELEASED TODAY

We continue our lecture series on the “Clinical Interpretation of Urine Drug Tests” with a discussion on the following topic:

URINE DRUG TESTS: OPIOIDS

Let’s begin by answering this question first:

Which of the following opioid can be detected 4 days after the last use?

Answer: (c) Oxycodone

Heroin & Codeine are detected 2 days after the last dose, whereas Oxycodone can be detected 2-4 days after the last use.

Understanding opioids metabolism is important for the interpretation of urine drug tests for opioids.

Here is one of the slide from this chapter on basics of Opioids Metabolsim:

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