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Taking methadone. Can it be detected in urine analysis?

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if taking methadone &you get a urine analysis will the results come out the same as if you are taking opium or will the results be different , in other words will they both come out as opiates or will they both come be in a different drug class how long does methadone stay in your system
Posted Sun, 12 May 2013 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 4 hours later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

No methadone will not show in the standard opiate test. The test is different.

Methadone is seen in the urine by a methadone drug test for a few days (upto 10 days). Methadone maintenance users are found positive by this test even up to 30 days after the last dose.

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