Amoxicillin False Positive Benzoylecgonine

Amoxicillin False Positive Benzoylecgonine?

 

What is an amoxicillin false positive for Benzoyloecgonine? Let’s start with a simpler question: What is Benzoyloecgonine? One of the most commonly used drugs is cocaine. Because of this, employers, or doctors commonly test for it. Benzoylecgonine is a byproduct of cocaine. This byproduct stays in the body four times longer than cocaine. Because of this, the urine test for benzoylecgonine can show drug use four days prior.

Testing for Benzoylecgonine

In general, this test is very accurate and these are a small probability of the results being wrong. If the test shows that a patient tested positive, there is about a 1% chance it is wrong. This is called a false positive. Well, what is an amoxicillin false positive for benzoyloecgonine? It would imply that the patient has taken cocaine, when in fact they have not. There is also a small possibility of a false negative. This would mean that the test implies that the patient has not taken cocaine, when in fact they have. Overall, a false positive or false negative is not very common with this test.

There have been reports that drinking coca tea can cause a false positive. Coca tea is an herbal tea. Cocaine is also made from the same plant as coca tea. It could be, that patients who drink coca tea have benzoyloecgonie in their urine. Because of this potential for a false positive, patients should avoid coca tea if they know they will be tested.

Because this test looks at a byproduct of cocaine it can’t tell us much beyond whether cocaine is present in the patient’s body. A high concentration of benzoylecgonine does not mean that there is a lot of cocaine in the body. Therefore, it is safer to only use this test to tell if a patient has used cocaine.

Drug Tests

Urine is commonly tested for drugs. Usually, urine is one of the least accurate methods for determining drug use. Therefore, in some cases, if a patient has a positive result, they may be asked to retest. This is done in case a false positive has occurred.

If you have more questions about benzoyloecgonine and testing you can use the doctor online chat feature at Just Health Experts.

Written by Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Larisa Roybal is a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate of the University of Colorado. She has experience in clinical pharmacy, medical information, and drug safety.

LinkedIn Profile Link: www.linkedin.com/in/larisa-roybal

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