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Prescribed amiptityline. Had 10 panel urinalysis test. Will the test read negative?

Apr 2013
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I took a 4yr old prescribed amipityline XXXXXXX 50mg 1 night before 10 panel urinalysis test.
First tablet since july 2009, will it read negatively.
Posted Thu, 19 Sep 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it will probably be positive

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
Panel 10 urineanalysis will detect tricyclic antidepressants including amitriptyline. Elimination time of this drug is at least 72 hours so it is not likely that the test will be negative but also test has false results in 10% of cases.
panel 5 analysis don't detect amitriptyline.
wish you good health. Feel free to ask. Regards
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