Does Blood Pressure Medication Show Up On A DOT Urine Drug Test?


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Thomas Rooney Profile
Thomas Rooney answered
The simple answer is no, blood pressure medication will not show up on a DOT urine drug test. Blood pressure medication is not a narcotic and so will not be visible in a drugs test. When an employer requests a drug test from an employee, the employee is typically instructed to go to a collection site. The employee’s urine is collected at a remote location in a specially designed secure cup, sealed with a tamper resistant tape, and sent via express delivery service to a testing laboratory to be screened for drugs (typically SAMHSA 5 panel).

The first step at the testing site is to split the urine into two aliquots. One aliquot is first screened for drugs using an analyzer that performs immunoassay as the initial screen. If the urine screen is positive then another aliquot of the sample is used to confirm the findings by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methodology. All test results are relayed to an MRO (Medical Review Office) where a medical physician reviews the results. If the result of the screen is negative, the MRO informs the employer that the employee has no detectable drug in the urine.

However, if the test result of the immunoassay and GC-MS is non-negative and shows a concentration level of parent drug or metabolite above the established limit, the MRO contacts the employee to determine if there is any legitimate reason - such as a medical treatment or prescription.

On-site instant drug testing is becoming more widely used in states that allow it as a more cost-efficient method of effectively detecting drug abuse amongst employees, as well as in rehabilitation programs to monitor patient progress. These instant tests can be used for both urine and saliva testing. Although the accuracy of such tests varies with the manufacturer, some kits boast extremely high rates of accuracy, correlating closely with laboratory test results.
Krystal DeLaRosa Profile
No.Blood pressure meds are not narcotic and won't show up on any drug tests.
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Anonymous commented
Thanks do you have experience in this area
Krystal DeLaRosa
Krystal DeLaRosa commented
I'm not a lab tech or anything but I used to get urine drug screens every week for 12 years straight. I've used everything you can imagine.. All while getting my urine tests. I have also read up on everything you would need to know about drugs,urine screens, what they test for and the length of time drugs are in the system. So, I have a lot of knowledge on this subject.
Krystal DeLaRosa
Krystal DeLaRosa commented
The DOT drug test tests for Marijuana, Amphetamines, Opiates, Cocaine, and PCP.
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Anonymous answered
If your blood pressure is normal how can you tell if you still need to take blood pressure

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