Blood, Sweat, Tears, and…Urine? Part II

bstWe’re familiar with blood testing, but other specimens like sweat, hair, saliva, and nails can be tested too. How about testing our urine? Patients using opioids or other controlled substances for pain relief typically do have their urine checked. Jackie, our first guest has been a nurse for 30 years. Opioids have given her the ability to work, and enjoy her life. She’ll take us through the test and tell us what to expect. Dr. Howard Heit, addiction medicine specialist and pain specialist share his insights into the technical aspects of urine drug testing, strategies to reduce the risk of tampering, and whether we should be afraid that eating poppy seeds, or inhaling marijuana second hand will show up in the urine.

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