Question of the Day – Monday March 5, 2018

Question- Individuals sometimes attempt to subvert urine drug tests. Which forms of subversion are most commonly attempted?

Answer– According to a study of more than 2 million urine drug test results, individuals adulterated nearly 34,000 specimens (1.5%). 60% of specimens reportedly were diluted, 21% contained an exogenous oxidant, 12% substituted an alternate specimen and 7% added some other adulterant. (Blatt A et al. Prescription drug misuse in America: diagnostic insights in the continuing drug epidemic battle. http//www.questdiagnostics.com/dms/Documents/health-trends/Health_Trends_27281_M14854_V5_LG_082715_Small.pdf. Accessed Jan 2018)