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Why doesn t Clonazepam show up in a blood test report despite its consumption?

My 39 year old son is taking clonazepam 0.25 mg and his blood test show negative- not taking it. He does take one at am and one in the pm. I give it to him. It make me angry because it appears to the provider that I am not giving my son his medicine. What could be some reasons that it not showing up in his blood test? Thanks
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
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Hi,

It is due to the metabolites which are not detected in urine by standard tests.

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Dr. Varinder Joshi,
General & Family Physician
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