Post by hotelcalifornia on Nov 18, 2013 21:38:12 GMT -5
Any chance that a local anesthetic used currently in dentistry would show up positive as a cocaine metabolyte in a lab test for illicit drugs, specifically Cocaine? Any experience, insight, or advice on this is welcome. Thx.
Post by smiling4areason on Nov 19, 2013 12:29:54 GMT -5
I don't have direct experience. I "heard" it Does Not show false positive. I would suggest that you go to WalGreen/CVS and get a full panel home (urine) drug test. They run $25-$50 if I recall. At least then you'll have some idea. Then do us all a favor & follow up this post with the results so we all know if anesthetics are a cause for concern of not. I have some dental I've been putting off, it'd be nice to know.
Post by idoitforthepong on Nov 20, 2013 15:03:39 GMT -5
Hey Eagles fan, i posted on this before (about 7 posts down), so see that for more responses. I would say don't try to schedule a screening/check-in the day after dental work (with lidocane or Novocain) since there could be a chance...however slight.
That being said i talked to my clinic about dental work and they said to hold off on when in a study and before...of course sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do...especially if your in pain.
Post by hotelcalifornia111 on Nov 20, 2013 15:18:57 GMT -5
Gathered some data on this..... short answer is that a quality CRO with state of the art labs use Gas Chromatography Screening which is absolute in terms of discerning different compounds. Otherwise testing ods should clear your name just fine, but if not, the proof can be had through GCS. Needless to say, one should not enter a study less than a week after dental care anyway... just to let things settle in terms of dental and anesthetics can be cleared out. Still gathering data, though.... talking to pharmacists, doctors (including dentists),and lab techs.
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