Drug Test False Positive for Cocaine

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Drug Test False Positive for Cocaine

Post by hollilynn12282 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:24 am

A month before my boyfriend's drug test for work he was prescribed the antibiotic Ketek for a sinus infection. His test results came back positive for cocaine use. He does not use cocaine. Up until the test, he also took numerous over the counter sinus medications for his symptoms. I have read that this drug causes liver/kidney problems and liver/kidney infections can cause a false positive for cocaine. Is there any information out there that could help? His career depends on it!

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Post by mith » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:57 pm

well, there's sources of THC in ordinary stuff such as poppy seed bagels, and perhaps with the liver/kidney disease, it causes the body to be unable to metabolize or pass it out causing it to accumulate.
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