7 Does 5 Panel Drug Test Xanax

Have you been diagnosed with anxiety or depression disorder? It s natural to become distressed and even fearful when someone is diagnosed with mental illness. Labels like anxiety disorder or panic disorder or depression carry a lot of emotional significance for some people because they link their mental illness condition to that of a medical condition. Fortunately, while sounding quite medical, the names of the mental conditions or disorders actually don t mean what most people think they mean.

So if you ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression condition, there is no need to be worried or frightened by the name of your condition. Because the name of your condition does not mean that you have a scientifically proven medical condition. It simply means that your set and characteristics of symptoms have a name. That name is used to illustrate a certain type of thoughts, actions, behaviors, and condition. It s not a medical condition.

There is a wrong notion held by many people that anxiety or depression conditions means a chemical imbalance of biological brain and they need to fix the chemical imbalance in the brain first. Thankfully, a number of recent studies have shown that anxiety and most forms of depression are cognitively based, not biologically based. This finding means a lot to the people who are suffering from anxiety disorder and buy Xanax or other similar medicines to maintain normal pace in life. Because it means that;

  • Full recovery is attainable by everyone.
  • There s a lot we can do to return to and maintain normal health.
  • We have everything we need within ourselves to regain control of our health and life.
  • We don t need medication to bring about full and lasting recovery.
  • All we need to do is to learn about what anxiety and depression are, what changes we need to make in order to recover, then follow through and make the necessary changes.

Every one should face the truth and do what they need to do to solve the present problem, as depression and anxiety are problems, which are mainly in the cognitive level. If the suffering person escapes the reality and hides himself behind the doors, none will be able to help him.

There are cognitive psychotherapies and other positive changes in lifestyle, which can help a lot if you have anxiety disorder or depression" or even panic disorder. It does not mean that recovery is easy, but it s within your capabilities and anyone can do it if he tries and confront the present crisis in his life. As I said earlier, we have everything we need within ourselves to regain control of our health and life, all we have to do is look within .

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How old do you have to be in order to buy a Home Drug Test Kit?
    I'm 17, and I have a drug test in two days for a job. I wanna make sure I'm gonna pass it, so I want to buy a Drug Test Kit. I don't really know anything about them, but I heard they work perfectly. But i'm only 17,so am I able to purchase one? Plus if I am, can I just buy one at a local store?

    • ANSWER:
      For your 17- I don't know. (Pls if you buy ,add this info)
      but I hope this will help.

      1 panel drug test -for 1 type of drug
      If you smoke weed only get a "single panel thc test kit" found at walgreens or CVS they run anywhere from to you will find them close to the home pregnancy test and condoms, very close to where the pharmacy is located.

      5 panel or NIDA5( The National Institute of Drug Abuse requires that companies test for five specific categories of drugs)
      Cocaine Includes Cocaine, Crack and Benzoylecognine
      Cannabinoids Includes Marijuana and Hash
      Amphetamines Includes Speed, Methamphetamines and amphetamines
      Opiates Includes Heroin, Opium, Codeine and Morphine
      Phencyclidine PCP

      7 or more panels- for additional drugs such as:
      Barbiturates Including Phenobarbital, Scorbarbitol and Butalbital
      Hydrocodone Including Vicodin and Lortab
      Mehqualone Known most commonly as Quaaludes or Ludes
      Benzodiazepines Includes Valium, Xanax, Librium, Serax and Rohypnol
      Methadone
      Propoxyphene Includes Darvon compounds
      Ethanol Known as Alcohol
      MDMA or Ecstasy

      Also use the first pee of the day. That is when your urine will have the highest concentration of metabolites.Pee 3 or 4 times and check again.

  2. QUESTION:
    What drugs does shoprite drug test for before getting hired?
    I have an interview at shoprite and the application said they drug test. What drugs are they going to be testing me for?

    • ANSWER:
      Its probably a 10 panel test, companies used to only test for the first 5 but prescription drugs have become a serious problem in the last 10 years, so the following test is the most likely:

      1) Cannabis (THC)
      2) Amphetamines (this includes MDMA, MDA, Adderall, Meth)
      3) Cocaine
      4) Opiates (Heroin, Oxycotin, Percocet, Vicoden, ect)
      5) phencyclidine (PCP)
      6) barbiturates
      7) benzodiazepines (xanax, valium, klonopin)
      8) propoxyphene (darvon)
      9) methadone
      10) methaqualone (quaaludes)

      The best way to pass a drug test is to stop doing drugs.

  3. QUESTION:
    will xanex show up differently than restoril on a drug screen?
    A friend of mine took a xanex due to extreme stress at work then he was randomly drug tested. He does not have a script for the xanex but he does have a script for Restoril. Since they are in the same class, will the Restoril script cover it.

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax and Restoril (temazepam) are both Benzodiazepines and are not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it often will not show up on the test..

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up 72 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

      Since he has a prescription for Temazepam, if and when he tests positive for Benzodiazepines, just give the script to them. They will not be able to determine he did xanax unless they do an additional test (GC/MS) and even then 1 xanax will likely not show.

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_test

      http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_writings1.shtml

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does adderall last in your hair?
    I took one 10 mg adderall about a month ago and have never used it other than that. I have a hair follicle test in two weeks, will I pass this drug test or will I fail?

    • ANSWER:
      You would probably PASS a hair drug test.

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than 1.5 inches they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get a 1.5 inch sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  5. QUESTION:
    if i had been given rohypnol or GB and took a drug test what it show up as?
    Also, would like to know the symptoms of these drugs and how long the drugs would stay in my system.

    • ANSWER:
      Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine class drug - similar to valium, ativan,librium and xanax. It will show up on a standard 5 or 7 panel drug screen. GHB is unlike any other recreational drug and will not show up on the usual tests. Both can be detected if there is a particular suspicion - by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.

      They are both short acting and would only show up for at most two days - based on a SINGLE exposure.

  6. QUESTION:
    How long do xanax bars stay in your system?
    A friend has a UA to do and we are a little worried, the results will decide the future of childrens lives.

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test. (So if you took only one or two, it usually will not register at all.)

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine:

      up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

      Since this is for the courts they may very well do additional tests beyond a 5 panel drug screen. But whether they will choose Benzodiazepines as one of their additional drugs to test for is anyone's guess. Detection times will remain consistent with above ranges though regardless if its for an employer or the courts. The government doesn't have some secret potion they hide from the rest of the world that detects drugs better than other labs. In fact most government agencies use the same labs like Quest Diagnostic that private employers use.

      https://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_faq.shtml

  7. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for xanex to get out of your system to be able to pass a drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels often dont't choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_writings1.shtml

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_test

  8. QUESTION:
    Does alcohol and k2/spice show up in a hair folicle drug test?
    I just want to know because my parents are testing me and I'm going to a party.

    • ANSWER:
      Don t know about the K-2 but do know that if they pay extra for the ETG test, it can show metabolites for alcohol. It does take 3 to 10 days for hair to grow through scalp and be detected.

      Below is info. about hair test.
      XXXXXXXXXXXX

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than an inch and a half they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get an inch and a half sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  9. QUESTION:
    How many days does it take for xanax to be out of your system if I take a urinalysis?

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for.

      Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days;

      Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day for over a year; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

      Your chances of getting a drug test where they are testing for Benzodiazepines (xanax) are low (even if drug test is for probation)

      Your chances of failing for Benzodiazepines even if they were testing for it is also low. Unless you are doing this daily, (which by your post I gather you have done xanax just for recreationally purposes) so you can rest easy, you are not likely to fail.

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_test

  10. QUESTION:
    What do hair drug tests test for?
    At the beginning of the school year we have a drug test, in which they will cut some of our hair. I would like to know what kind of drugs can be in your hair. I know marijuana can be found in your hair for like six months, but can dip or cigars be found in your hair? It's the summer and some of my friends wanted me to have some dip and I told them I was scared I would get in trouble. Thanks for the help. Also could you tell me if cigars get in your hair? I would assume so if cigarettes do.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they can detect a metabolites that nicotine in the blood stream produces.

      They have to specifically test for it; nicotine metabolites will not show up in a standard hair drug test. The nicotine test is very expensive but knowing school systems these days, they have plenty of tax money to blow.

      Below is information on hair drug tests and what they check for

      XXXXXXXX

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than 1.5 inches they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get a 1.5 inch sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  11. QUESTION:
    Will taking adderall show up as ecstasy in a hair follicle test?
    A buddy has a hair follicle test coming up He did 5 pills of ecstasy in one night but that is all he has consumed in a year he is scared he might not pass and was wondering if taking prescription Adderall will show up as ecstasy in a hair follicle test.
    Wondering about Adderall and Xanax will they both show up as Ecstasy or have its main component

    • ANSWER:
      You friend may be the luckiest man to ever pass a hair test.

      Most employers go with the standard 5 panel hair drug test because the test is really expensive. But if they want it checked for Benzodiazepines (which xanax is) too then they pay extra; and if they want it checked specifically for MDMA too, that's another separate test, and that gets really expensive. It would be extremely rare for any employer, and many probation departments for that matter, to pay the additional expense.

      So if he is doing just your typical 5 panel hair test, the MDMA will show as amphetamines, but he shows the script for Adderall and they will just assume the Adderall caused the positive hit because Adderall is an amphetamine too. The xanax won't show up at all unless they order that specific expensive test. The danger here is if the ecstasy pills had additional drugs in it that wasn't amphetamine based. Then he's got a problem. Below I"ll past an answer I gave that describes the hair test in detail.

      XXXXXXXX

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than 1.5 inches they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get a 1.5 inch sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  12. QUESTION:
    How long does .25 xanex stay in your system?
    Dont give me blah blah blah! I need a answer fast... I took about 6 of these in one day .25 xanex and i weigh around 140 how long do you think it will stay in my system? im gettin drug tested soon

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a ten panel drug screen and how far back can it detect drugs?

    • ANSWER:
      It is a drug test that tests for 10 different types of drugs or families of drugs.

      A Basic panel would be generally a 5 panel test.. the 10 panel simply detects more drugs than a lower panel. A 10 panel is often referred to as a Comprehensive 10 Panel urine test.

      An example of what may be on a 10 Panel test is:

      1) cocaine - Self explanatory
      2) amphetamines - Example: adderall
      3) methamphetamines - Crystal Meth
      4) tetrahydrocannabinol (marijuana) - Self explanatory
      5) methadone - The maintenance drug used to help people get off Heroin, and sometimes for pain.
      6) opiates - Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, etc.
      7) phencyclidine - PCP
      8) barbiturates - Phenobarbital, Methohexital, etc.
      9) benzodiazepines - Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium), etc.
      10) tricyclic antidepressants - Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline, etc.

      Now every 10 panel has the exact same set of drugs to be tested for.. but the majority of what I listed is on a ten panel.

      Take care,

  14. QUESTION:
    does xanax and vicodin show up in a 9 panel drug test?
    only took 2 pills each xanax on friday and 2 vicodin on saturday. how long will it take to get out of my system? No bullshit either, if you dont know dont answer! please

    • ANSWER:
      I know this because I had to drug test while I was on both (by prescription though). The Xanax shows up as a benzo on a drug test for about a month. The vicodin shows up as an opiate for about 5-7 days.

      Despite what these people are saying regarding the Xanax....when i took them and ran out, it showed up in my urine screen 2 weeks later. I looked up the retention time on the web, and it was up to one month. It will only effect you for a few hours, but it stays in the system a long time.

  15. QUESTION:
    How to Pass a drug test?
    what is an effective way of passing a drug test, i have one tomorrow and am not sure if there gonna do nicotine, i hope not because i smoked a cigarette and dipped a few days ago
    okay i asked for help* so dont tell me what to and what not to do

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry for nicotine
      Standard drug test looks for drugs and drug metabolites.
      Some company use standard 5 panel test for:
      Cannabinoids (marijuana, hash,THC)
      Cocaine (cocaine, crack, benzoylecognine)
      Amphetamines (amphetamines, methamphetamines, speed)
      Opiates (heroin, opium, codeine, morphine, meperidine)
      Phencyclidine (PCP)
      Other company use "expanded"drug test (7,8,etc.. panel test) ,5 basic drug classes plus different combination of 3, 4 or more drugs, like :
      Hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin)
      Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Serax, Rohypnol)
      Methadone
      Barbiturates (Phenobarbital, Secobarbitol)
      Ethanol (Alcohol)
      MDMA (Ecstasy)
      etc..

      Now Nicotine (and cotinine - metabolite) can be detected in urine, hair, saliva, etc.. but is not specifically tested for in the drug tests. Is very uncommon unless there is a particular reason to be looking for it.

  16. QUESTION:
    TESTED POSITIVE FOR SOMA WHEN I DONT TAKE THEM?
    Tested positive for soma?I go to a pain clinic for chronic back pain. I am prescribed hydrocodone 7.5/325mg and zanaflex 4mg. I take two benadryl with it at night because if I dont then I start itching. Well, my doc told me I tested positive for soma and he said it was high levels. This was from the spit test I did in April. I don't take soma. My husband does for his back but he only takes them when he needs too. I know not to take anything that will interfere with my meds. The only thing I can think of is we went out of town for a few days and he asked me to put a few of his somas in my lortab bottle so he wiuldnt have to take his entire bottle with him. Well, could the powder from the soma rubbed off onto my meds and caused me to test positive? That's the only thing I can think of being I don't take soma. Any other ideas, I would appreciate it.

    AGAIN, I CAN'T TAKE SOMAS BECAUSE I AM A PATIENT AT A PAIN CLINIC AND I ONLY TAKE MY LORTAB AND ZANAFLEX. I PUT A FEW OF MY HUSBAND'S SOMAS BECAUSE HE IS ON THEM FOR HIS BACK BECAUSE OF WHERE THEY AREN'T A STRONG MUSCLE RELAXANT AND HE WORKS. I PUT A FEW IN WITH MY LORTABS BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO CARRY HIS ENTIRE BOTTLE.

    MY QUESTION IF U WI READ ALL THIS CORRECTLY: COULD THE POWDER FROM THE OUTSIDD OF THE SOMAS IN THE SAME BOTTLE AS MY LORTABS HAVE CAUSED THE SOMA TO SHOW UP IN A SPIT TEST DRUG TEST? THE LAST TIME I TOOK A SOMA WAS THREE YEARS AGO. THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF WAS THE POWDER FROM THE SOMA ON MY LORTAB ABSORBING INTO MY SPIT.

    • ANSWER:
      Possibly at very microscopic levels, but not at the high levels your Dr says you tested.

      Soma is a VERY potent muscle relaxer - I personally call then Comas. If they weren't, you Dr wouldn't care you took them. Even though it's not an opate, on July 13, 2004 soma/carisoprodol was legally scheduled a controlled substance in schedule IV. They're highly addictive and quite a few people die each year because of abuse.

      Odd that it was in your spit. Had you JUST taken your Lortab or Zanaflex AND are you still using the same bottle you had used when you went out of town (like a small carry bottle?) The only thing I could think could POSSIBLY have happened was there's still Soma powder in the bottle (it would have to be a significant amount) and it was on the pill you took - but it would have had to be within 30 minutes or so to be at such a high amount in your saliva.

      Is you pain management Dr threatening to stop prescribing your Lortabs or Zanaflex because of this positive Soma result? Does he think the powder could be the problem? Could it be a case of cross contamination at the lab? Will he allow a retest?

      In a 10 panel drug screen (which is the most common: what's tested for are: Marijuana, Cocaine, Phencyclidine, Opiates, Methamphetamine, Methadone, Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Tricyclic and antidepressants. Soma shows up in urine drug tests as what it metabolizes into, Carbamate & Meprobramate (sedative/tranquilizer/benzodiazepine-type drug). Examples of Benzodiazepines are: Alprazolam (Xanax), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Deazepam (Valium), Lorazepam (Ativan), Triazolam (Halcion) . . . Have you taken or take any of these?

      I take very high dose pain killers (hydrocodone, just very high strength/low acetaminophen) and tizanidine (same as you) and I don't have to do blood or spit tests. Is your medical condition permanent and/or degenerative? See if your regular Dr will prescribe your pain meds. Testing all of the time sounds like a pain in the a$$.

  17. QUESTION:
    WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF GETTING XANAX OUT OF YOUR URINE?

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

      http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_test

      http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_writings1.shtml

  18. QUESTION:
    What kind of drug test do they use for a correctional officer in Las Vegas, NV an how far back do they go?

    • ANSWER:
      Typically - Amphetamines -- Cocaine --THC (Marijuana) -- Alcohol -- Opiates (ie: Lortab (Hydrocodone), Percocet (Oxycodone), Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, and similar) -- Barbiturates (Ie: Pentobarbital (Nembutal), Secobarbital (Seconal), Amobarbital (Amytal) and Phenobarbital (Luminal)) -- Benzodiazepines (IE: Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Restoril , etc.) -- PCP (Phencyclidine) -- Methadone (goes with opiates but needs a separate test).

      Often they are 9-Panel.. sometimes 5 or 7 .. but rarely 5 Panel. (The lower the panel the less substances that are tested for) -- Alcohol is not always tested for, as it is legal.

      Law enforcement testing will almost universally be Urinalysis (a sample of your urine).

      In some agencies they make use of more sophisticated equipment for testing referred to as GC/MS -- which will test extensively for many more metabolites than those mentioned above -- but the basic classes of drugs: Opiates, Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Marijuana, etc are always tested for.

      Steroid testing, and drugs that just aren't that commonly used to get 'high' aren't commonly tested for.

      As for how far back they go -- Well,.. considering it is Urine testing -- it isn't far. As metabolites of drugs only last so long in your body. The longest would be THC (Marijuana) which could be detected for up to ~30 days if you are a regular everyday smoker. Otherwise anything else would be out of your system in a week or less.

      So how far back -- 7-30 days -- In most cases 5-7 days.

      It isn't common at all for Hair follicle testing to be used for Law enforcement -- but if it is, then these go back 90 days.

  19. QUESTION:
    I am taking a drug test tomorrow,,I have an old hydrocodone prescription which I take sometimes. will it pass?
    About a year ago I was prescribed hydrocodone. About 1.5 - 2 months ago I had some real pain and took the remaining 7 or 8 over two week perdiod...I am sure I will test positive for this but will I be ok with an old script?

    I am not a drug user... I take prescription drugs very carefully
    THIS IS A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST

    • ANSWER:
      I would say you have a high probability of failing that hair drug test.

      I probably should clarify my answers better pertaining to infrequent use when it comes to hair drug tests.

      Hair drug tests are not good at picking up low dose or infrequent use; but by that I mean about one to three times of usage. After that, every additional usage really starts making the probability of a pass very unlikely. You took seven or eight pills versus just 1 to 3 and therefore your odds of a pass are not good.

      Having an old script doesn't mean much but its really up to your employer on how they want to handle it.

      Below is more information on the hair test and will provide you with more detail on how it works.

      XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than an inch and a half they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get an inch and a half sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  20. QUESTION:
    when will the thc leave my hair?
    ok so, i get hair testes at school anytime from september to december. and ive smoked weed this year from april-june about 10-15 times. my hair is pretty long. about 6 or 7 inches. when will my hair be clean?

    • ANSWER:
      Well its good to hear that more and more schools are blowing tax money on expensive tests in hopes of catching the little ones smoking or drinking; I thought that's what parents were for, but I guess I'm wrong.

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than an inch and a half they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get an inch and a half sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does xanx show up on drug tests?
    Please help .-.

    • ANSWER:
      Xanax is a Benzodiazepine and is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

  22. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for benzos to leave the system?

    • ANSWER:
      Benzodiazepine is not tested for on standard 5 panel drug screens.

      Most employers do 5 panel drug tests; the few who pay more for additional panels rarely choose Benzodiazepine as one of their additional drugs they want employees to be tested for. Even if they are testing for Benzodiazepines, unless you were taking them frequently, it will not likely register on any drug test.

      If you have taken more than a few over a course of days; Detectable in urine: up to 7 days but usually undetectable in less than 3 days

      Hair drug test: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood test: up to 6 to 24 hours

      If you have been taking xanax every day regularly; possible length of detection times:

      Urine: up to 6 weeks

      Hair: up to 90 days

      Saliva or blood : up to a week

  23. QUESTION:
    Questions About hair drug tests?
    I am going to private school next year which starts at or around Aug. 12 which is about a month and a half away if I was to shave my head (already have buzzed hair so it wouldn't be obvious) and my body after my system cleaned it self out would a hair drug test still pick up THC?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't mention when or how long ago you smoked. Contrary to what a lot of people believe; hair drug tests are not good at picking up low dose or infrequent use. They are however VERY good at picking up moderate to heavy use.

      Drug test companies will claim they are sensitive to your privacy and dignity, and that's why they want to take hair from your head, instead of body hair. The real reason though is because they get too many f/p's and f/n's compared to head hair. Body hair grows more slowly so in some instances, they could detect further back. They also get more f/p's than f/n's so for both reasons it is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Now there's a chance your school will not get intrusive and tell them to just take head hair regardless of how short it is; but that's unlikely.
      Below is more info. on hair test
      XXXXXXXXX
      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than an inch and a half they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get an inch and a half sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is on a ten panel drug test?

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. With the amount of "Will I pass" questions we get every day I wish people knew more about the different tests.

      Anyhow a 10 Panel contains:

      1.) Amphetamines (IE: Adderall, Dexedrine, Crystal Meth, etc)

      2.) Barbiturates - (IE: Barbital, Phenobarbital, etc)

      3.) Benzodiazepines - (IE: Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, etc)

      4.) Cannabinoids - (Marijuana (THC) )

      5.) Cocaine

      6.) Methadone

      7.) Methaqualone

      8.) Opiates (IE: Codeine, Morphine, Heroin, etc.)

      9.) Phencylclidine (PCP)

      10.) OXY (Oxycodone) -- Note Oxycodone is an opiate, but a standard opioid panel doesn't detect oxycodone metabolites.

      There are some variations on different brands of 10 panels, but this is most commonly found.

      Take care,

  25. QUESTION:
    can hair drug test really show just one time light use of marijuana 3 months ago?

    • ANSWER:
      You would probably PASS a hair drug test.

      There are a ton of misconceptions out there about the hair drug test.

      1) Even though in theory they sometimes can detect drug use years out, they get way too many false/negatives and false/positives past 90 days and that is why they only test 90 days out.

      2) drug hair tests are NOT the gold standard of drug tests.

      They have only two main advantages: 1. is that they are more likely to detect further out than urine, saliva, or blood.
      2. To date, there is no reliable way to beat the test.

      Their weaknesses: They are NOT good at detecting low dose or infrequent use; and they are especially NOT good at detecting infrequent marijuana use in the past 90 days.

      Subjects can also do drugs a few days prior to the test without being detected; and that is why many drug test companies are trying to sell the need to perform urine tests the day of hair test as well.

      They also have a higher false/positive and false/negative rate than urine tests.

      So if you did any drug infrequently in the past 3 months, you are more likely to PASS then fail. This is especially so for marijuana.

      Some additional information:

      Most employers only pay for the standard 5 panel hair test; marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP

      If they want to pay extra fees and order specific tests, hair test companies can check for: barbiturates, hydrocodone, methaqualone, benzodiazepines, methadone, propoxyphene, ETG (metabolites from alcohol), MDMA

      **** Important note to keep in mind, some of those drugs WILL show up on the 5 panel test under amphetamines or opiates. Example: your MDMA will show under amphetamine in the 5 panel standard test. But benzodiazepines, which xanax is, will not show up on a standard hair drug test unless your employer pays for the expanded test.

      MYTHS ABOUT TEST:

      1) They test full length of hair: NO, regardless of how long hair is, at lab they snip hair 1.5 inches from base of hair and throw rest out. That's how they get 90 days figure.

      2) They can detect any drug you did for years: NO, they can't. If hair sample is 1.5 inches, that hair didn't exist 7 years ago. They can't detect drugs in sample that didn't exist at time you did drugs. And they have to specifically test for certain drugs.

      3) If the head sample is less than 1.5 inches they still can detect three months out: NO, they can't. If head hair sample is only a half inch long, then they can only detect 2-6 weeks out.

      4) They can't test for alcohol: YES, they can. They can test for metabolites your body produces when it metabolizes alcohol. But you have to pay extra for that test; and they have an extremely high false/positive and false/negative track record.

      Additional Information
      ; Hair on head hair grows at a rate of a half inch per month, plus or minus a few tenths of an inch, so if your hair grows really slow you could be in the detection zone up to 4 months if they get a 1.5 inch sample.

      Also you need at least an inch and a half hair on your head at time of test or they can take body hair. Body hair grows at slower rate. It is not to your advantage to give them body hair. Far more likely the result will be a false/positive.


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