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    john wesley is offline Junior Member
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    Default Does suboxone show up in a drug screen?

    What kind of test or drug does suboxone show up as?

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    Subutex shows up as nothing i think!

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    John-

    Tis my understanding that the presence of Sub/bupe on an opiate panel only happens when specifically testing for Sub/bupe. In other words, won't show on a conventional opiate screen.

    Every time I say this, I realize that sooner or later this may NOT be the case, and I'll feel bad if someone goes in for a job all confident, and Sub/bupe DOES show up on a "standard" opiate screen.

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    quote:Originally posted by amylizard

    Subutex shows up as nothing i think!
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    Amy-

    If Subutex shows up as nothing, then how do you know it shows up? ;)

    Hey, I'm just teasin', very glad to have you with us........from faaaaar away!

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    quote:Originally posted by micster

    quote:Originally posted by amylizard

    Subutex shows up as nothing i think!
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    Amy-

    If Subutex shows up as nothing, then how do you know it shows up? ;)



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    John-suboxone will show up, only if they are looking for it specifically. It will not show up as the more common opiate metabolites. Is this for a pre-employment physical?? Others may be able to give more insight, unless it is for a govt job, I wouldnt worry. J

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    I wasnt aware you could test for it separately am surprised that they dont do that at the prescribing drug services if they can. Weird .

    If it doesnt show up perhaps it is not real, like how do you know there even is a forest? Or trees or horrible little vermain grey squirrels.

    Yes am in UK not as far away as I was though.

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    guys i am taking a pre-placement drug test on monday for a new job, and i've been taking suboxone without prescription for a couple months. i took 4 mgs 2 days ago and 4mgs today, and wont take anything else before this test. should i be worried? they are giving me the 5-panel urine drug screen. i dont think it comes up as opiates, because i just took an at home drug test today, and everything was positive. i'm just wondering how in depth this physical screening will be on monday. its a full physical, blood work, vision, etc. but the paperwork only says 5 panel drug test. thanks.

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    I used to do urine screens for a living, and in a regular 5 panel test, suboxone wouldn't show up unless the company specifically tells the lab to look for it and pays some extra money. I don't want to see this WILL be the case for you, but that's how it was for ours. When oxycontin started to sweep the nation, we started paying the extra $15.00 it cost to test for that. It never showed up as a random opiate.

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    if they look for it yes but most do not look for it.

    Day by Day is the only way....

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    I have to take a drug test for employment

    I have a legitimite pain issues and a legitimite prescription for hydrocodone and Oxy... I could get a letter from my Doc and all thqat...

    The employer is a Fortune 500 combany in the banking industry.

    1. I am afraid that no employer will hire anyone taking narcotics, even if you have real pain and real reasons, and a doctors letter.

    So my question is, what to do?

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    if they look for it yes but most do not look for it.

    Day by Day is the only way....

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    Hi Neo-

    I'm not an expert in employment law, and it appears you have a couple choices?

    1) Proceed with the employment screening, and present your script and letter upon request when/if it comes up.

    2) Proactively couch the sitch with HR and/or hiring manager, and tell him/her what you told us. However, I think you run a big risk of incresed scrutiny by going this route.

    I'd suggest you handle it the way (I think) a normie would handle it,which would be to complete paperwork completely and honestly, and deal with any issues as they arise. (Thus, NOT dwelling on the notion of narcotics/drug screens, etc)....make sense?

    Hopefully someone who's better versed in the processes will stop by with great suggestions....

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